Friday, March 29, 2013

Harvest time

We have two olive trees in our yard. The photo above shows what we got this year.

The truth is, we don’t actually care if the trees produce olives or not—I couldn’t be bothered processing them if they did. All we really care about is that they’re big, leafy evergreen trees that provide shade and screen us from the neighbours.

Last year the trees dropped one tiny green olive. This year, it also dropped two black ones, which had already moved well past their peak by the time I found them. In both years, they may have produced more and I just never saw them, but I think it’s funnier to think that three is our “bumper harvest”.

And there we have it: Our big harvest, complete with photographic evidence.


Arthur (AmeriNZ) said...

No, I find that too restricting when directing the dozens of farm workers (all legal, of course) who were conducting the harvest. Management means sacrifice.

rogerogreen said...

Arthur - were you wearing your farm britches when you harvested these?