Congratulations, Roberta and Ted!
Being Italian, I got your homestead name translation immediately. The greatest monte al mare scenario that I experienced was when my former husband and I lived in California and visited Marin County, to satisy my quest to see where Alfred Hitchcock's movie "The Birds" was filmed in Bodega Bay. I just can't express the overwhelming feeling I had to see farms going down to the sea. It was as if Vermont was plunked on Cape Cod!
I will stay in touch with you for potential Spring bunnies. If you ever need any reference as to your dedication and devotion to animals and that customers should be extremely confident in anything they purchase from you, please give them my contact information.