Thursday, 1 December 2011

Olives, live

It's the olive harvest here on the Croft.

Alive for olives
Here's this year's harvest. Pathetic, isn't it?

I have a lot to learn about olives. A hundred years ago the Croft had around 200 olive trees, and fed a nearby mill. The few that remain are untended, bushy sticks. But generous - the olives have a wonderful warm, oily feel when you pick them - soft and easily crushed down to the rock-hard pip inside.

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