Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Olive season is upon us
It's that time of the year again, harvesting of our olives.
As the weather was a beautiful blue sky, I went out to make a start filling the crate so I could then transport them to the local press.
As they were pressing today, I would need to have them out there by 1 pm, so early this morning I got out and worked really hard to pick them off the trees. As it is a bumper crop, this year we will be doing this for a few days more, so that is what is going to occupy our time this week.
Olives should be processed soon after harvest because storing them diminishes the quality and no longer than three days from the time they are picked. We have twelve trees on our property, of different varieties ... some olives are dark black and others a pretty light green and blended together make for a lovely oil
Picking is time consuming but its all worth it to have your very own cold pressed extra virgin olive oil.
Now I am feeling very tired and will sleep well tonight.
Do hope that you are enjoying your week