Longing for the healthy microbes

You know the feeling. All is green. The cicadas playing along of the hot air bouncing from ground. A rhythm that almost sound like an irrigation system. Zzzzz-zzzz-zzzz. Zzzz-zzzz-zzzz. I can find myself holding a hand on the stem of one of the olive trees. Watching Majella in the distance. Letting my mind rest for a moment. Letting go of the musts and the clock. And feel the magic force of growth.

Those images starts to occupy my head this time of year

As if the energy built up from last summer been drain by the winter season. I want to hear the spring water and feel the warmth of the sun in my face. Feeling an early morning with humidity in the air and the promise of warm and clear weather during the day.

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Not doing anything practical really,we got help from the pro taking care of our Montepulciano grapes. Only getting in touch with the green.

Science has proved the necessity of getting in touch with dirt

A friend of mine let me in on a secret. There’s actually a natural antidepressant in soil. Something called Mycobacterium vaccae and is a substance that has been studied and has been found to mirror the effect on neurons that drugs like Prozac provide. The bacterium is found in soil and may stimulate serotonin production, which makes you relaxed and happier. So those antidepressant microbes in soil cause cytokine levels to rise, which results in the production of higher levels of serotonin which lower stress.

So no wonder I am longing to get my hands in the dirt. Obviously my body knows I want to inhale the bacteria, that will get it into my bloodstreams.

I want to feel it…like… right now. Soon there.

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Watch this green. You can hear the water pour and sense the growing.
I love stopping at places like this. And Abruzzo is full of them.

 

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