We are excited to offer hats with our new logo. We have grey warmer baseball caps and brown lighter summer caps. Check it out!
There has been a lot of action happening at 3 Hills this month. 10 men have been toiling away to upgrade the property so it is ready for opening this summer. There are welders, electricians, engineers and carpenters busy on their tasks which makes the progress happen very quickly. 30 A-frame cabins will be built. It is exciting to hear the buzz of activity with the construction under way. Hammers pounding nails, saws cutting wood and the tractor moving sand.
Pizzoccheri is a hearty pasta dish from the Valtellina region in Northern Italy, where the founders of Three Hills were born. It is comprised of buckwheat pasta, cabbage, potatoes, butter, a lot of cheese and sometimes onions. It is a robust mountain food dish. It will fill you up after hours of outdoor activities such as hiking or skiing.
We enjoyed recreating the dish on Christmas Eve. Here are some photos showing the process from creating the pasta from scratch to completion.
Fall is the perfect time of year for fires. There have been many fires happening at Three Hills. This helps clean up the debris from fallen trees and branches. The place is staring to look really good! Here you can see Riccardo and Stefano standing in front of a massive burn pile.
We have solar power! It has been exactly two years to the month that Stefano and Riccardo bought the property so it has been a long wait for power. The panels were installed earlier this summer. The electrician made the finishing touches this week!
Stefano and Riccardo have been busy developing the Three Hills Agritourism property. This week they are working on processing timber. When they bought the property nearly 2 years ago, it was 12 acres of forest. As they cleared the land for roads and building sites they had accumalated a lot of timber. So they bought a saw mill to process the wood. They cut the logs into slaps and beams and the excess is sold as fire wood. Selling fire wood has been very fruitful this year due to the forest fires. For a couple of months this summer the back country was closed to ATVs making firewood collection impossible for people. Luckily Stefano and Riccardo have processing timber so there is firewood available for people so they can stay warm this winter.