Tag Archives: harvest

  1. This’ll be tasty!

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    Tuesday 06 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The citrus fruit yield looks to be well below average this year. Most of that is down to the weather …
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  2. Olives Trees ‘Off Season’

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    Thursday 10 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Olive trees tend to produce a crop every two years, more or less. Some trees are a bit weird, producing …
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  3. Gonna be a peachy old day

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    Sunday 06 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Whilst the pear tree and the quince trees are bare this season, can’t quite say the same for the peaches! …
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  4. Jujube or not Jujube

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    Saturday 05 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Ziziphus jujuba, commonly called jujube, red date, Chinese date, Korean date, or Indian date is a species of Ziziphus in …
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  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Muse (I)

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    Friday 26 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is probably the most revisited area for me, and this is of …
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  6. Olive Oil Harvesting – How Much?

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    Monday 22 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    So, we have now covered the end to end process, from olive growing through to oil production. But how much …
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  7. Olive Oil Harvesting – One Year

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    Saturday 20 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In the preceding four part series, we looked at, preparing for, harvesting and processing olives to make our olive oil. But what was the …
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  8. Olive Oil Harvesting – Factory Time

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    Tuesday 16 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In part one of this post, we looked at the harvest season and preparing to pick. In part two there …
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  9. Olive Oil Harvesting – Off to the factory

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    Sunday 14 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In part one of this post, we looked at the harvest season and preparing to pick. In part two there …
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  10. Cheating Death While Olive Picking

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    Tuesday 09 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Olive trees grow in the weirdest of places, and seem quite happy on the sides of mountains, steep inclines, as …
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  11. Olive Oil Harvesting – Picking

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    Saturday 06 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In part one of this post, we looked at the harvest season and preparing to pick olives for oil production.  …
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  12. Table Olives – Salt Cured (part 2)

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    Thursday 04 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In a previous post, we got as far as preparing table olives by layering them with salt in a large tub …
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  13. Table Olives – Salt Cured (part 1)

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    Saturday 29 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In some previous posts, we looked at how olives for table use are cured using water, salted, and then preserved in …
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  14. Table Olives – Water Cured (part 2)

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    Tuesday 25 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In a previous post, we got as far as preparing table olives by soaking them in water. Now we continue the …
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  15. Table Olives – Water Cured (part 1)

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    Saturday 22 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In a previous post, we looked at how olives for table use, rather than oil production, are picked, sorted and prepared. …
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  16. Olive Oil Harvesting – Preparation

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    Friday 21 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    2014 has been an average year for our olive harvest. This year was a ‘harvest’ year in terms of yield, …
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  17. Table Olives – Picking & Sorting

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    Sunday 16 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    . Picking olives for oil production is one thing, but for table olives, that is, the ones you want to …
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  18. Almost Olive Time…!

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    Monday 14 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    From the back end of October till the end of December, much of my time is spent picking olives, sorting …
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