A highland fling

our wee adventure on the Black Isle

Lujos packaging, cherries and veg!

OK, you know we have lots of cherries, right? Well, we picked about 1/4 of tree number 3 today, and the cherries were lovely, juicy and ripe. The plan for this lot is to use some to make some cherry brandy for Christmas, and the other for cherry concentrate. The latter not only uses up loads and loads of cherries, it also is supposed to do wonders for arthritis (loads of anecdotal info on the web). And anything that not only tastes good, but might help with what pundits laughingly call “wear and tear”, I’m willing to try, especially when we get it for free!

Next on the list was water the small veggie plants, and while I was at it, I picked the rest of the pea crop. Due to our weird spring, we have struggled with powdery mildew, but at least we did get enough peas to freeze for the winter. It took a lot longer to shell the peas than to pick them!

Lujos work again, too! We have finally sorted out the packaging of the sample soaps, and they look and smell marvelous, even if I do say so! I am constantly amazed at how different our own handmade soap is. Unlike commercial soap, it does  not dry out your skin, and as a result, I find I use much less lotion. It’s lovely!

Author: Ann Larson

One-time IT executive who lives on a 22 acre olive farm in Spain with husband Kenton and 2 boxer dogs. We make Yunquera Gold olive oil, and soap and skincare products from same. We aim to make natural, fresh, and handmade products at affordable prices!

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