Sunday, September 21, 2014

The 2014 olive harvest

Things look ok don't they.

Olives are bi-annual croppers and last year was a very good year. So when an olive tree has a lot of fruit it does not put on much new growth. It is on this new growth that the following years olives will be borne. So when you have a good year like 2013 then the following year will not be as good.

This is where we are. Do not worry if you have adopted an olive tree from Casa Margherita, you will still receive your two litres of single estate extra virgin olive oil.

Friday, September 12, 2014

La tramonta stasera

We are very fortunate to live in Italy -  sometimes I don't believe those words (today in the post office for instance) but tonoght with this sunset I do.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Putting in order

I do like cutting the grass in the grove as it is one of those jobs where you are creating order where there was disorder which appeals to me. It is a bit like alphabetising your CD's or books -  both of which activities technology has made quasi redundant.

There is a great sense of satisfaction when all the grass is cut.

PS: I do not alphabetise my CD's or books. The grove thing is enough!

Friday, May 30, 2014

They are getting closer...

Took this photo today and you can see just one flower open. This was not in our grove but below us in the valley but very very soon the olives will be in full flower. All we need is a couple of days sunshine and ………….BANG!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Today at Casa Margherita

This was the view today from the Casa Margherita olive grove looking towards Trevi.

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Mothering Sunday Gift

Looking for a great gift for Mothers Day. Why not adopt an olive tree? Choose from a Young & Virile, a Full Flush or an Elder Statesman. Find out more at