Farm Handcrafts in Graun im Vinschgau
Fam. Beatrix and Karl Hohenegger
Langtaufers, Melag 11
39027 Graun im VinschgauGraun im Vinschgauhttp://www.gamsegghof.it
- Engraved goose eggs with:
- Easter motifs
- special designs
For over 300 years, since 1702, Gamsegghof farm in Melag has been in the Hohenegger family. The view from the window shows the beautiful further Langtauferertal valley with its glaciers, meadows and woods. It’s not just holiday guests who feel at home in the four spacious holiday flats set at 1,920m, but the Hohenegger family’s 70 goats, five cows and six geese, too - both in their newly built stalls and in their open-air runs. The centrepiece of the organic farm with its approximately ten hectares of meadows is the farm cheese dairy. This is where delicious cow’s and goat’s cheese made from raw milk is left to ripen, while Beatrix the farmer comes up with creative uses for the goose eggs.
Gently she opens up a chest of the feather-light delicacies. Beatrix Hohenegger came up with the idea of blowing out goose eggs, dipping them in bright colours and then adorning them with filigree patterns at some point during the winter, when there was less work to be done on the farm. “These impressive eggs are not just two to three times the size of normal hen’s eggs, but also have a thicker shell – perfect for engraving”, explains the hard-working farmer. She taught herself the technique with a lot of practice. “This type of detailed work has always interested me”, she states. Decorating eggs requires a steady hand, as well as a lot of patience and special flair for close work.
Turn left into Langtaufertal valley at Graun in Vinschgau. Follow the road for around 10 km until the end of the valley at Melag. Gamsegghof is the last farm on the left-hand side.