As you will be aware a new committee was elected at the last AGM and suddenly my inbox is full of emails! Balancing tending to those, and picking over 2 tonnes of olives by hand over the last month has been a challenge, as has picking for all of you, no doubt. Fortunately for me I’m happy to be sitting here putting the newsletter together, as I am slightly over working in the grove.

The real thing that is exercising our mind is whether it is actually worth going to all the trouble of having a product to sell. Don’t get me wrong, the trees were loaded, we had some fun with friends and family, the weather was kind and the oil is delicious. It is also satisfying to make good use of the property but as a commercially viable exercise it is becoming more and more of
an exercise in futility

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