Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Olives

Sometime between mid November and mid December we harvest the olives from the seven small trees that are on the property. We then head off to an olive mill and last year we ended up with just under five litres of first cold press virgin olive oil. Lovely stuff.

So this year looks as if there might be a bit less as some of the trees don’t have too many olives, but we will have to wait and see. For now it is another bonus to living in the south of France – watching the olives ripen.

6 comments:

Lisi said...

Wilf, apart from the main man this is one of the signature shots of Real DP...beautiful with the blue sky...and I have to tell you I haven't seen olives on tree before...I usually see them in bottles and cans :-)

Robert said...

Very nice shot. I've never seen a picture of olives on the branch before this.

What would I give to have a few olive trees? The price of liquid gold has gone through the roof. We use so much, and only purchase the finest, that it has become a major budget item. Very n

Anonymous said...

great shot, actually they look like small limes =)

cold press virgin olive oil coming from your olives must be priceless.

jkiel said...

yum! :-)

Anonymous said...

I agree with jazzy - I thought they were limes! Do black ones start out green like this?

luggi said...

Very nice. We cured our own olives last year, and it was a success. But we had to buy the olives on the internet. Much better to grow your own. I would like a small place in France with some olive trees, a goat and a dog. Is it too much to ask?