Disappointingly Autumn this year there were very few olives. It was not just us, but many of the local olive farmers found themselves in a similar situation. Back in May, when the olive trees were in flower, there was a cold spell with strong wind and heavy rain, so because of this the olive flowers had not set to form their miniature little olives.
Yet there is always work to be done in the groves. This Autumn we welcomed three more young keen volunteers to help out, Kirsten, Kay’s daughter, and two of her good friends Kyle and Jessica. They had wanted to help with the olive harvest, but Paul soon got them to work pruning around the bases of the trees where unwanted shoots grow and making bonfires with the debris.
Kyle took many photos of their stay. I think they had fun !!!
I will let his photos do the talking ….
Kirsten and Kyle, the mad fools, were determined to take a dip in the pool. It was somewhat nippy at this time of year !!!
Kyle and Jessica even managed to fit in a day trip to Rome on the train.
All photos above by Kyle Blannin
Thank you so much guys for all your hard work.
It was so appreciated.