Le Corone (the Crowns) is a small hamlet at the other end of the valley from our local village of Manciano and it is here that I have rented another olive grove. A lovely parcel of land containing around 200 olives big and lovely but untended for a couple of years now as the owner is too ill to maintain them.
Today was our first day starting to clean the land and prune them back into shape. It is a great feeling being able to bring a piece of land back into production.
This may lead to a new label of olive oil from Casa Margherita. Exciting.