George Abetti

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Geobarns Journey: Italy to Texas – The Old World to the New

In the past month we have racked up some miles… journeying to Italy with Casey and David to develop a master site plan for the Rochetta project — including water pathways, vineyard, roads, new and medieval buildings, and development of a permaculture farm. Casey learned to overcome her lack of Italian by using her hands…

Looking Forward, in More Ways Than One

As I assembled this latest batch of pictures there is a striking common theme running throughout–which is that every one of our current projects is inundated with snow–with a few exceptions in Virginia which have the lesser blessing of lots of red mud…. While currently on business in TX and AZ and visiting family–I am…

Catching My Breath…

We have had an eventful year—both professionally and personally…and with the two winter holidays on the weekends the hiatus has provided some time to rest and reflect…too rare an occurrence these days.  We have been blessed with a huge amount of work which we anticipate will carry us through the winter…not only in NY, VA,…

Silent Spring, Slow Summer, Frenetic Fall…

Hello All— It has been a woefully long interval since the last post—five months and a day to be exact….mostly a commentary on my being too busy and neglecting the important for the urgent.  Business was incredibly slow this spring—with nothing getting in ground and then piling up into the summer backlog with everyone trying…

Winter Work: Shoveling Snow, Keeping Warm, Growing in Grace

It has been some time since I wrote a post—indicative of lots of travel, some strain in keeping up with the weather, and plowing through not only manifold snowfalls but also new projects along with those we barely got in ground before further excavation became impossible for now… We have about eight jobs going….finishing up…

Wondrous Winter: Gift of God

While many of these pictures are current projects and those which we hope to shortly start….quite a number are also winter wonderland shots over the years portraying the harrowing beauty of the cold season that nonetheless also mysteriously warms our hearts. I have always felt that when we work in winter we somehow mitigate its…

Wrappin’ Up and Movin’ On

The summer has been filled with transitions—finishing up a half dozen projects and moving onto another dozen…some in design, others being permitted, others just starting and yet others well underway. I think the pressure of this shows in that I have not done one of these posts for almost two months now—with some of you…