Our Second Harvest

We had a great time with friends and family for our second annual harvest last Saturday. The weather cooperated with crisp Fall weather without rain or wind. It couldn’t get any better!

D'Aun on the right with her friend Jen Weaver

Like last year, the olives were hand harvested, placed in belly buckets, and then put into lug boxes. These were then weighed and recorded. This year we tracked the production per row and will begin building a database to compare annually.

By the end of the day we had 282 pounds! Kris Weaver and Diane Jordan won the contest for guessing closest to the total weight harvested. All of the volunteers celebrated with the traditional meal of bruschetta and prosecco.

On Sunday we took the olives to The Olivina mill in Livermore for their community milling day. Our 282 pounds were far and away the most brought in by anybody, so the milled oil is over 90% from our olives! Unfortunately, we are not able to offer any of it for sale this year because it is all being pre-purchased by friends and family.

Thanks to all of the volunteers who helped with the harvest. It was a great weekend and we look forward to next year!

Carla and Steve McRee.

Dale Wolford; hiding from the camera?

Greg Weaver was one of the hardest workers.

Anna had young legs that could handle the lower parts of the trees!

Some folks worked harder than others!

Using the belly bucket.

Roy with one of the first lugs to be weighed.

The total harvest, all weighed and ready to go to the mill.

The harvest table.

Our olives waiting to be milled on Sunday.