Raki, Rocky, and Publishing


Art's collection of short stories, Northern Albanian Folk Tales, Myths and Legends, eBook is available on Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Tolino, Baker and Taylor and more... https://books2read.com/u/b5ZNOl

Amazon for Paperback and eBook: https://amzn.to/2K9Z0Ky

You can even request your local library to purchase.


My book Castle of Teskom comes out November 30th.

Paperback and eBook on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3n5Aetj

eBook Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1535303778

eBook Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/castle-of-teskom-1

Hardback and eBook Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/castle-of-teskom-kim-malaj/1137830298?ean=9781663588050

Other eBooks: https://books2read.com/u/mKz1VL


You can even request our books at your local library.


We have had a few nice sunny days after a pretty chilly and rainy October. Art, our brewmaster, has been working on our fall grape Raki and we are brewing a special batch of Thana (Cornelius Cherry) Raki all bio from our trees to the barrel aged for 3 months. What is Raki? Check out a video we did last year.

Art had many mountain adventures in the last few months while working on a contract to manually document the topography of Northern Albania. We captured some beautiful shots and videos which I will give you a few as a teaser for the next video.

Update on our garden: cabbage and leeks are the seasonal veggies coming next. We planted the spring garlic and onion last week have pulled the last okra, olives, tomatoes, eggplants, quince, squash, and cucumbers from the garden. Failed plants this year included pumpkins, quinoa, and lavender. We constantly learning what plants can survive the long hot summer days with near drought conditions.


Next up is one of my favorite times of year. We are squeezing pomegranates a few times a week, freezing the bottles, and the persimmons are just starting to ripen.

We have had a noisy few weeks here. The city water cistern sits at the top of our mount behind our house is being upgraded. The path up to the top was dramatically widen to accommodate the large trucks and other heavy machinery up the hill. Destroying some of the secluded nature feel to the path that we cherished. The upgrade is necessary but the loss of trees along the path is truly sad.

Check out the before video I did to capture the essence of the trail last year:

And the after:

Some sunset and fall love:



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