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412, 2017

Winter has arrived

December 4th, 2017|0 Comments

The first day of winter, December 1st has delivered some very seasonal weather

We woke to this very pretty scene and thankful we had already picked our olives!

The pool is a little chilly at just 7 degrees!

Great weather to get out and walk in

3011, 2017

Successful olive harvest

November 30th, 2017|0 Comments

The result of our picking – 60 litres of first cold pressed extra virgin olive oil – nectar!

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2311, 2017

Autumn jobs

November 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Lots to do in the garden at this time of year , have made a start pruning the plane tree

And shaping the Cypres trees

2311, 2017

Olive picking

November 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

We always schedule picking our olives the third week in November but due to the exceptional dry weather brought it forward a week and wow did we have glorious weather

A friend donated his old paper boys bag which I use every yearwhilst Karen drops hers into her trusty peg bag!

We always enjoy lunch on […]

2511, 2017

Olive picking completed

November 25th, 2017|0 Comments

After three full days of picking we have a record olive harvest finally totaling 240 kilos which will produce us over 50 litres of extra virgin olive oil.

Next spring I aim to prune the olive trees myself, something we have normally paid to have done but it becomes increasingly expensive each year (circa 700€) […]

2611, 2017

Autumn walk

November 26th, 2017|0 Comments

A glorious November day, the mistral is blowing but the light is stunning. We set off on foot from home meandering through the cherry orchards and vineyards.

The familiar view from our terrace of the Grand Luberona great spot to capture the village

Glorious Autumn colours

Walking into the village of Villars

Our route is just over 9 kilomètres […]