Well we have finished picking the olives, through torrential rain, autumn sun and gale force winds, what a week. Hanging in trees is fun when the wind isn’t blowing, it’s downright scary when it is and today, it blew, it still blows. it’s been a trying time all round. The puppy has made it vaguely amusing and at times extremely annoying, lying all over the nets and the olives, not moving off when you need him to, going underneath the net and getting all tangled up. The nets are 6mx6m, very slipperry, impossible to get a hold off with sore, rough hands, comical to set up when the wind is blowing hard, you’re on a very steep terrace with a big drop down and a bloody (big) puppy rolling all over it having a ball……..
We think, although we won’t know until we get to the mill that we’ve got in the region of 400 kg, which may sound like a lot, but the lagar requires between 300 and 500 kg for a single pressing, so fingers crossed we’ve hit the mark.
Will post pics of the process on Friday, meanwhile back to the other work.
welcomethis is a blog about two people making as much of their life as they can by hand on 15th October, 600 forest fires and hurricane Ophelia, ravaged 1 million acres of land, incinerated houses (along with ours) and took many lives, destroying forests and wildlife, infrastructure and livelihoods We are currently looking for new land to build again, in a different way but still by hand......keep checking in and send us messages, your continued support means a lot to both of us
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