Whenever there’s talk about the 100-mile diet, I always say, sure, I’m all for it – as long as within that 100-mile radius two things can be grown – 1,489 more words
Tags » Olive Harvest
Strolling some Mediterranean sidewalks during the late-autumn months, it’s not unusual to see shriveling olives wasting away on the ground. There are, of course, locals who spirit away buckets of a forgotten tree’s olives, or the odd pigeon that might take a peck at the bitter fruit, but it’s been my observation that a considerable amount of urban olives go to waste. 1,370 more words
The olive harvest this year was very patchy. Some of our trees bore well, but they were in the minority.
I expected our neighbour (the one who mows the grass, picks the olives and takes them to the press) to bring us at least a sample of oil but he’s been very quiet on the subject. 83 more words
It is December in the Valley, the weather is good so the noise of the olive pickers is all around us again. There isn’t any major rain expected, so the olives won’t grow much anymore thus there is no reason to wait much longer and go for it. 290 more words