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Food Garden Spanish countryside Tradition

Olive Picking

olives3011112We spent two and a half hours for three days picking olives from our old tree in the garden.

 

 

 

We took these olives to the olive press on the industrial estate Arboleas.olives4301112

 

 

 

 

 

olives5301112Lorries packed full were queueing to discharge the green/black globes into the hopper, which by a series of conveyor belts takes the fruit into the press. Controlled by computer, they are weighed and the lady gave us a receipt for 90 kilos.

 

 

We could have exchanged the amount for oil, but we have 4 smaller trees to pick so we will  wait until we have had those weighed and added to the tally.