Nov 29, 2009

MORE VIDEOS ON THE OLIVE HARVEST...

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here's a little tour to see what we've been doing...

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Sieglinde cleaning the olives from the leaves...
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How to know how much salt goes in the olives after they are sweeten in water...
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Emma and Sieglinde packing the olives to take to the press...

at the press...

This press in Sobral do Campo is working 24 hours a day...yep, there's literally tons of olives to press at this time...

And finally...our olive oil in the land...click here to watch so I don't need to upload it again, and also find out how you can get some of this amazing 100% organic olive oil and support us at the same time...

Nov 28, 2009

OLIVE HARVEST FINALLY DONE...


Finally we end up picking up all the olives to take it to the press... we got 120L out of 910Kg...good deal !!!
I'll just post some pictures and videos for you to watch as there's not more to say...
...and excuse the poor quality of my wee camera :-) ...
You can also check here for more on the olive harvest...





Sieglinde defeating her fear of heights picking some olives on the ladder...even on a rainy day...

And here enjoying her stuffed bread...Hmmm, it was delicious...she has been our cook since she came, more than a month ago...this day it was rainy, so she spent the whole day making all sorts of bread... I'm gonna miss her...not only for the amazing food she makes, but because she's a wonderful person to be around...she hopes to live here one day...but she had to leave today :-(
And take a look on the amazing and beautiful work that Sieglinde and Elena did on the prayer shelter... I was simply amazed with such love...they did it on the week I was away for my birthday...what a lovely gesture from both of them...thank you "abuelitas"... :-)

Now some videos...some are a bit long, but it's cool cuz it explains all the process both for olive oil making and also what to make to actually eat the olives...
If you wanna have a detailed explanation on how the olives are pressed, you can also go here t5o this post I wrote 2 years ago on the same press in Sobral do Campo...
o.k,here we go with the videos...my last tree to harvest...
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O.k, I guess this can't hold any more videos, so I might need to post them in separate posts...but not today as it's getting dark already, and I'm freezing here outside the village Hall...(the reason is that here I have a plug and wireless , eh, eh...handy!!)
I hope you enjoyed !!! I actually like this video stuff...I guess I got it from the winter ´s :-)...

well, soon more...I hope...