Happy new month / December 2022

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What happened to November?

Time seems to be flying recently, with all the autumn works that was left behind due to our extended trip and the olive's harvesting that had to begin before we are completely ready, everything seems to be moving in fast forward! But when I feel I am losing it, the solution is very easy.

I just have to take a look at the view and I am back on track :)


So olives for one more time (I hope I don't get you bored) but the truth is that it is the time of the year that they are our main concern and our main activity, too. Actually even when I lie down at my bed after a long day of harvesting and close my eyes, I still see olives popping in front of me! No wonder why in my free time I take olive pictures again and again!

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The production so far is pretty good and although we have had great loses as for the quantity, from the olive fly, we are very happy with the quality of this year's olive oil. My favourite part of the procedure is to taste the fresh olive oil, right after the extraction. And since this happens every couple of days, it is a continuous tasteful experience!

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I wish I could give you a more diverse illustration of our daily life in the olive grove but the work is so physically demanding that taking pictures along the way is just too much for me. Even those few that I am showing today would not have been taken if it wasn't for the rainy weather of the past couple of days that gave us the chance to rest and do something different with out time.

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I may see olives even with my eyes closed but that doesn't mean I don't notice a beautiful flower when I see it, even when it is so tiny that I nearly stepped on it :)

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Happy new month to everyone either you are entering winter or you are welcoming summer, have a lovely December!

Greetings from Crete!

This was my contribution to The Last Garden Challenge of The Year! of the C/HiveGarden community, hosted by the one and only @riverflows :)

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All the pictures and the words are mine.

Thank you for reading and if you want to know more about me you can check out my introduction post.

Commenting, upvoting and rebloging are highly appreciated!



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That must be amazing to be able to taste that fresh olive oil! There is actually an Olive oil merchant not to far from where I live where they have many different olive oils, and your able to have a tasting. So I am curious, where is it you live?

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California has a lot of olives, right? Like here, it's same climate sorta? So wine, olives, avo?

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Very much so! My aunt actually has a big avocado tree on the side of her home

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It always amazes me how similiar the climate is. Except we don't grow avos down where we are, though I've heard it's possible with one variety.

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It is really amazing! I live at the island of Crete, in Greece :)

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Goodness, I can imagine... You'd be dreaming of olives 🫒🫒🫒🫒 I'm sure! Beautiful photos. I wish I could ship some of that oil here! Olive oil, fresh bread, balsamic vinegar...fresh tomatoes and basil . Heaven. Much love to you guys x

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Thank you from both of us :)
I wish I could ship some olive oil over there too!

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We need a special wormhole machine or olive oil printer 🤣🫒

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How I wish I could grow olives here! And you're on Crete no less! My family, and my name, are from Crete - Cretekos.

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That's great, one more Cretan on hive then :)
If you can't grow olives there (wherever that is), maybe you should consider moving here!

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I do not get tired of seeing your olive pictures, they are beautiful!

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Thank you Sara for the vote of confidence :)

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what a great harvest you ha! I hope there would be more next year.
I can feel yo u about seeing what you have worked so hard during the day in your sleep. sometimes I even dream of them too!

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Do you sell the olives raw or make oil out of them?

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We sell olive oil.
You can see all the info about our brand in our site www.fourhands.gr

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After reading your post and looking at photos of olives my mouth is watering thinking to take one trip to Crete and buy that all goodness from there. Mostly olives and olive oils, and some herbs many friends of ours travel to Crete. Very nice photos. you are the professional so it worthy. Greeting to both of you 🙏😊

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Thank you @hindavi from both of us :)
I wish you'll have the chance to come to Crete soon and taste all that goodies that you crave for!

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Woaooah the fresh Olive's will really taste great. And the flowers so beautiful. I really admire those beautiful creatures

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I wish I could taste fresh olive oil. We don't have olive trees here. So I guess the oil we get is pretty old by the time it reaches us.
I bet the harvesting work must be back breaking, hope you get a decent break to rest and relax.
Take care.

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Oh yes, the taste of the fresh olive oil is something unique and hard to find! Thank you very much @sofs-su :)

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