Frutti di Bosco

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Frutti di Bosco is Italian for "Fruit of the Woods."
They mean blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, currents, etc. and make wonderful fruit dishes, desserts, and gelato they call Frutti di Bosco.

A more American translation might be "those crazies living in the woods." That's us!


Jan and Mark Bramhall

Who would leave a two story, four bedroom, two and a half bath, large kitchen/TV room, large living/dining room, huge family room, two car with work room breezeway-attached garage, full attic, full basement, central hall Colonial on two wooded suburban acres in Acton, MA?

We the Frutti di Bosco would! It's our favorite flavor!

We now have a two story, two bedroom, one and a half bath, medium-sized kitchen/living/dining/family room, no garage, rustic breezeway-attached "cabin", small attic, no basement, Cape on fifteen and a half wooded rural acres still in Acton, MA. We traded house size for property size.

Oh, yes. The closest utilities are about a half mile away. No feeds for electricity, telephone, cable, gas, water, sewage. We have an array of solar cells that charge an array of lead acid batteries that drive an inverter that produce enough electricity for simple household items such as the well pump, lights, etc. The LP gas tank does the house heat stove, hot water, dryer, range, refrigerator, and generator. The generator is turned on for the clothes washer, dryer motor, dishwasher, and charging the batteries when the sun isn't around enough. Wood does the heat in the Cabin. Our telephone numbers are our cell phone numbers. It's a private, dirt road, not plowed by the town.

We love it.

Jan and Mark Bramhall
126 Quarry Road
Acton, MA 01720-5817

Jan: jan@beaugeste.com or 617 283 7763
Mark: mark@beaugeste.com or 781 956 9598

Click here for pictures of our cottage garden, July 26, 2005.
Click here for pictures of our new LP gas tank, June 30, 2005.
Click here for pictures of our new Kubota B7800, December 2, 2004.
Click here for pictures of our garden, Spring, 2004.
Click here for the "great lightening strike" pictures, August 21, 2003.

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