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Waiting for the olive harvest to begin

The olive harvest has been delayed this year by much needed rain at the last minute. Much needed by the olives, water fattens them, but irritating for the farmers who have had to delay their schedule, postpone the arrival of machinery and men.  170 more words

Andalucia

The Agony (or agoknee) of the Azeitonas

After three weeks of whacking trees with sticks, revolutionary Portuguese engineering i know, but tradition is such for a reason i suppose. Countless evenings passed sieving through the little blighters disposing of leaves and stem, and occasionally bathing in them. 1,368 more words

Let it flow

A few months ago, I discovered an olive mill near Beziers.  Domaine Pradines le Bas is just a few kilometers from Beziers town centre, in the direction of Murviel-les-Beziers.   776 more words

Places To Visit

Is Nan alive and Kicking? No she’s Olive and Flipping!

A crazed clean of the house was the sole activity on our agenda, the reason being was that one half of the owners of Casa Valentine was soon to return. 882 more words

Shake Rattle & Roll - Olives

If you drive through rural Portugal in November you are likely to hear the thudding of branches being bashed as olives are battered from their trees, shaved off in some cases and carried off in huge nets and sifted by hand through large manmade sieves to take off the sticks and leaves not needed. 317 more words

Stari Grad, Croatia - What to Know Before You Go

A month ago what I knew about the island of Hvar could fit into a rakija shot glass. Hoards of revelers ferry here in July and August to party, dance, see and, mostly, be in scene. 1,795 more words

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What's It Like to Harvest Olives on a Croatian Island?

Sometimes small words conjure oversize magic. When our friend Massimo asked if we would like to help with olive harvest on Hvar island’s #UNESCO-recognized Stari Grad Plain, we said, “Uhm, yes,” and soon found ourselves in a field belonging to the Stancic family. 476 more words

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