A highland fling

our wee adventure on the Black Isle

The real olive harvest – day 1


At last! We started the olive harvest! It was really rather windy, but we decided to get out there anyway. It is getting way too close to Christmas for our liking – and we still have crucial things to do like buy a tree, decorate it, Christmas shop, and so on! We cannot let the olive harvest interfere with Christmas, can we?

We started at the bottom of the land, as it is always the least windy place on our land. We were pleasantly surprised at the number of olives we found still on the trees – we had been worried that last week’s wind had blown them all off, but no!

The first day of harvest is always hard – the ground is uneven and very steep, and the footing poor. Not to mention having 2 90-pound boxers  helping with everything we do!

But by 5:30, we had picked from over 40 trees – not a bad day’s work!

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!

2 thoughts on “The real olive harvest – day 1

  1. Pleased you got underway and I hope the wind will not bother you again!