As noted before, the Republic of Molossia is a larger country than can be seen in our Home Territory located in Northern Nevada. Our nation also possesses two exclaves: Desert Homestead Province, located near Joshua Tree, California, and Farfalla Colony, located outside the Northern California town of Alturas. Farfalla consists of 7,965 Square Royal Nortons (2 hectares / 4.9 acres) of uninhabited land surrounded by rolling forested hills. It is split by a small creek named Deer Run, which is partially fed by Lion Spring. Farfalla is covered in juniper and piņon trees, wild flowers and grasses. In the absence of humans, there is substantial wildlife in Farfalla, including deer, coyotes, cottontail rabbits and the occasional house cat.
It was to Farfalla that His Excellency, the President, the First Lady and the Chief Constable journeyed on 13 June 2021 XLIV. This was the first visit to our far-flung colony in almost three years, other matters of state having prevented earlier visits. The First Family spent several hours at Farfalla, first raising the flag upon the flagpole that is one of only three man-made structures in the colony, the other being an aged wood bridge over Deer Run Creek and a bridge over Lion Spring, built in 2018. During this latest visit the flag pole area was beautified by the placement of painted rocks spelling "Republic of Molossia", painted in fact right on the spot.
The visit to Farfalla was unfortunately brief, as always. Nevertheless, the First Family's sojourn there was enjoyable and as before, plans were made to establish a more permanent presence there, perhaps someday with a small cabin. Other plans have also been proposed to create a trail from the parking area to the flagpole. In the meantime, we will continue to enjoy our distant colony from afar.
Deer Run, Farfalla.
The President Painting.