Olive Picking 2010

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Below you will find photos from our 2010 picking. Again a very impressive turnout by our friends!We have been picking a single variety (with its polinator) on each day.
Picking in 2010 has been possibly the most difficult to date. The rain just wouldn’t stay away before or during picking, leading to slow ripening delaying the harvest and often unpleasant picking conditions.

First Weekend – Saturday

Olives picking in 2010 - 1st Weekend Saturday 1
We started with some rare fine weather.

Olive picking 2010 - 1st Weekend Saturday 2
Sorting twigs from the olives before crating.

First Weekend – Sunday

Picking Olives in 2010 - 1st Weekend Sunday 1
Picking in the rain.

Picking Olives in 2010 - 1st Weekend Sunday 2
Lunch at the long, long table.

Second Weekend – Saturday

Picking Olives in 2010 - 2nd Weekend Saturday 1
Two weeks later, another fine Saturday.

Picking Olives in 2010 - 2nd Weekend Saturday 2.
And another fine lunch.

Picking Olives in 2010 - 2nd Weekend Saturday 3.
Moving the nets.

Second Weekend – Sunday

Picking Olives in 2010 - 2nd Weekend Sunday 1.
Sunday – rain again! But the hoodies keep at it.

Picking Olives in 2010 - 2nd Weekend Sunday 2.
Margot checks the harvest (Barnea).

Third Weekend – Saturday

Picking Olives in 2010 - 3rd Weekend Saturday 1.
Another wet picking day.

Picking Olives in 2010 - 3rd Weekend Saturday 2.
Standing around watching a branch shaker do its thing.

Third Weekend – Sunday

Picking Olives in 2010 - 3rd Weekend Sunday 1.
Olive commando armed and extremely shaken.

Picking Olives in 2010 - 3rd Weekend Saturday 3.Stunning to see how green this year’s oil looks compared to the year old oils. We’ll be looking to see how much the green fades by decanting time or as the oil ages.

Fourth Weekend – Saturday

Picking Olives in 2010 - 4th Weekend Saturday 1.
Empty crates on the way out for picking on a fine weekend!

Picking Olives in 2010 - 4th Weekend Saturday 2.
Ed with the branch shaker.

Fourth Weekend – Sunday

Picking Olives in 2010 - 3rd Weekend Sunday 1.
The final Sunday team was one of the largest. We also had to resort to ladders again, as many of the Barnea vertical branches were too big for the shaker’s jaw.

Picking Olives in 2010 - 3rd Weekend Saturday 3.
A tree full of kids.

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