Olive Picking 2014

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Our 2014 picking was a bumper crop. Good, but bodes bad for next season. Picking stretched out to 4 weekends, even with the use of a branch shaker.

First Weekend

Love the concentration.
Love the concentration.

Ladder pixie.
Ladder pixie.

Don't just look at them!
Don’t just look at them!

Lots and lots of olives.
Lots and lots of olives.

Crating lots and lots of olives.
Crating lots and lots of olives.

Second Weekend – Two Weeks Later

Shifting the nets.
Shifting the nets.

Ladder pixie number 2.
Ladder pixie number 2.

Picking for real.
Picking for real.

Pre-crating.
Pre-crating.

Leaf-blower 1.
Leaf-blower 1.

Net shifter.
Net shifter.

Tired and shagged out.
Tired and shagged out.

Third Weekend

And more picking.
And more picking.

Blondes!
Blondes!

Stack-man!
Stack-man!

Stack-man and the trailer.
Stack-man and the trailer.

Blown.
Blown.

More and more picking.
More and more picking.

More and more and more picking.
More and more and more picking.

More sorting.
More sorting.

Fourth Weekend

Long-rake.
Long-rake.

Last cut.
Last cut.

Reach!
Reach!

Pre-lunch.
Pre-lunch.

Nearly there....
Nearly there….

The weary rest.
The weary rest.

 

 

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