A highland fling

our wee adventure on the Black Isle

My other job is…

Regular readers of my blog will already know that we left IT jobs in England almost 8 years ago, to become olive farmers in Spain. There was nothing wrong with these jobs, and in fact, I always loved working. But we came to a time when we wondered what we should do with the years left until retirement, and concluded that working in IT for 20 more years was not high on the list.

So here we are, olive farmers. Farming is not a money-making venture for us (that might surprise my young nephew, who told me he thought all farmers were rich). So we diversify in complementary ways – like starting the Lujos business, making soaps and skincare products from things we grow on the land.

And like photographing the beautiful things around us. Kenton is proud owner of Imagenary Photography –  gorgeous photos of individuals, musicians, events, wildlife and scenery. Especially appreciated by people in the village are his photos of local children, and the celebrations and fiestas.

As part of the photography business, we have also taken video footage of performers in the area. We’ve videoed copycat performers, blues performers, and most recently, a couple of rock ‘n rollers from Yunquera.

That’s what we did Friday night, at local restaurant Enara (a great place for tapas). It was great fun, and the place rocked til way past our bedtime!


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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