~Nonna Is Here~


Best mom in the world...my mom!!!!!

Best mom in the world…my mom!!!!!

What a blessing it has been having my mom, Nonna…Pina Petruccelli visit our farm.  When I say how much I love her, I really mean it.  She is amazing and a great example to all of us.  She can work circles around anyone!   At 75, you would never know she wasn’t 50 by her pep.  I’ve been thinking about how valuable grandparents are to the family unit and feeling sad that all the love, help and support is going to end in a couple of weeks.  I feel like crying but instead…….I’m going to enjoy every last-minute of her trip to Minnesota.


It must have been nice in the good old days having grandparents living with a family unit.  Think of all the help, wisdom and much appreciated advice a grandparent can give.  I love having her around my children and also the Italian way she interacts with the family.  What a great opportunity for us all.  Mind you, it helps when your husband just happens to love his mother-in-law.  This means she can come whenever she wants and stay as long as she pleases.  Too bad we have to share her with my family back East!

DSCF7947Time is flying by quickly and we have been busy putting up our garden produce.  The crops are good this year and the slight frost we had a week ago missed my garden.  In fact, we picked a large load of zucchini this morning.  The apples are a bumper crop.  We had a wonderful crop of taters  and as you can imagine taters are on the menu plenty!  Anyhow, it has been a big help having my mom here.  Especially since Silvana is out in North Dakota for a few more weeks working at the Duppong’s.  Then Marisa was away at an Organic Vet Workshop recently.  Not to worry though cuz when the sun is out Maggie will work double time in the garden to soak up a tan!


If you have a Nonna or grandmother why not tell her how much you love her today? Ma, you make me laugh out loud and you make me happy always.  You are the best, most helpful, wonderful, FUN, loving, kind, understanding mom in the world!    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo



Back to work we go, for now !








About Callens Honey Farm

We live on a small family farm located in S.W. Minnesota, near the South Dakota border. The source of our honey is from white and red clover. The honey appears as liquid gold in color. Our honey is extracted using a hand cranked centrifugal force extractor. Then the honey is screened once into a holding container from which we later fill the small honey bottles. We do not heat treat the honey nor add any other ingredients. Pure and natural is our Minnesota honey! What could taste better?
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8 Responses to ~Nonna Is Here~

  1. Francesca Ryland says:

    You are the best!!! Mom is right!
    We love you tons!!!
    Francesca Ryland

  2. Jackie says:

    Absolutely wonderful, Dolly.. I so enjoy your family so much! God bless you all and stay just the way you are….

  3. Fran Syl De Baere says:

    Awesome!! Wish I had a Nonna!! Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:44:53 +0000 To: franscom@msn.com

  4. Marie Santucci Singer says:

    Sandra – please tell my Coma that I love her! So many good memories for me. I am a Nonna also, and I love that my kids feel the same way about me as you do about your mother. I just wish I were as talented as your mother! She’s one in a million!

    Love, Coma Marie

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