The harvest is over


And it has gone relatively well, anyway considering the grim frozen days in February walking round the trees to see how much frost damage there had been.  Fortunately, our varieties were not much touched and we took nearly 1.5 tonnes to the mill, the best we’ve done so far and more than twice what we had two years ago.

The frost struck the early Belgentieroise trees badly – all the big, old trees round the house – so we lost several hundred kilos of olives there, but, frankly, we were lucky compared to others in the village who have nothing but this variety and so lost all their fruit this year. Agriculture can be cruelly weather-dependent.P1010109