Harvesting olives

Olive harvest 2005

Well, it's done! We picked our olive harvest this week in 2 1/2 days - it was not a good year (in fact, a poor year overall in this area for olives), but we picked 103 Kilos.

We took the payment in olive oil rather than money, and received enough to last us 6 months. Over all we were pretty pleased!

It's tough and tedious work, as the land is mostly rocky and sloped, but you certainly feel you have earned your keep at the end of the day! Kenton's parents helped us one day, and the other days it was just the 2 of us.

So all in all, a pretty hard week, but at least it helped work off those Christmas calories!