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From Olive to Oil – part 1

May 7, 2020 // 4 Comments

At the start of the process, olives are like juicy gems – so beautiful and full of potential.  You savour the fresh air while you carefully pick the berries from the [...]

First winter rain

April 5, 2020 // 3 Comments

As we are busy experiencing our first bout of winter rain, it seems a good time to reflect on the strangest summer we have had – with regards to rainfall, anyway, since we [...]

Tumbling down

January 13, 2020 // 4 Comments

Wednesday dawned a bit brighter and clearer than the previous smoke-hazed days. It was a bit more pleasant out while setting the irrigation and letting the ducks and chooks [...]

Dry vs Drive

January 8, 2020 // 7 Comments

After a hiatus of a couple of weeks, I’m battling to get back into the swing of things. It’s as if the dry heat and smoke haze have sapped up all the drive and energy. [...]

The day that was Thursday

December 2, 2019 // 5 Comments

I don’t typically write “a day in the life” type posts, but last Thursday may be worth highlighting in this manner. The day started off quite special with a quick surf [...]

Fighting in the trenches

November 29, 2019 // 3 Comments

As I’m embarking on phase 3 of the battle against the kikuyu in the driveway orchard, in addition to the complicated terrain, two additional complications also set in. But [...]