we heart Chestnuts
October is chestnut season in Italy and even though in Florence we don’t have apples to pick in the fall, we do have chestnuts! It has become a tradition that after we visit the Chestnut sagra in Ronta, we go hiking in a beautiful forest area that is filled with lush greenery and chestnut trees.
Chestnuts, mushrooms, slugs Oh my!
Julienne had a blast looking at all the fallen chestnuts and studying the wild mushrooms with the accompanying slug (thanks for spotting that little guy, zio Raul!). She has a little adventurous spirit just like her daddy!
Julienne the chestnut hoarder
This little squirrel was collecting all these chestnuts and stuffing them in her pockets. At one point, I asked Julienne to start giving them over and she totally refused…I was so shocked when she quickly hid them behind her back! The little sneak. I told you, we love our chestnuts in this family! ha ha.
Happy Chestnut eating everyone! (: