Olive Harvest 2015

Olive Harvest 2015

We were lucky with the weather during this harvest, but there was never enough

Ava, Oli, Abi, Gin and Gerry among the Bouteillan at the top of the Vallon

Ava, Oli, Abi, Gin and Gerry among the Bouteillan at the top of the Vallon

time in the day between learning how to use our new mill and the race to pick all our olives before the wild boar ate them.  The problem was that the oak trees failed to produce acorns this year so the pigs took to eating olives, something the locals say has never happened before.

Well, they did this year, ripping branches off our trees; nearly 200 were badly damaged.

A tree wrecked by wild pigs tearing branches off to eat the olives

A tree wrecked by wild pigs tearing branches off to eat the olives

Pouring a box into the washing unit of the mill

Pouring a box into the washing unit of the mill

Harvesting off the big trees below the house

Harvesting off the big trees below the house

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