Saturday afternoon we had a phone call from the mill to say they were about to start our olives. MrFF went over to watch the process while I stayed at home to mend the nets so they could be packed away for another year. He returned with 33 litres of really good oil, you don’t need to take my word for this as our resa, the yield, was exceptionally high indicating excellent quality. We made bruschetta as usual, the taste of the newly milled oil was almost too strong but it will settle and be perfect. We also have about 15 litres from last year, that’s still fine but we prefer to use the newest oil without heating it, eg for salads, and last years can be used for cooking in sauces etc.
We were exhausted on Saturday, still tired yesterday and today we are taking it easy as it’s raining, it’s All Saints day which is an Italian national holiday and it’s my birthday, 73 if you just know, where does the time go.