The Olive Tree

Global Housesitter x2

This ancient tree holds a particular segment of our hearts and a significant part of earlier lives together.

Within the span of a few years from early 2001, we had planted approx 500 trees and yes the rows were all spaced out correctly by the Squire [below photo] on a small lifestyle/orchard in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand.

Olive Grove - Nov 2006_edited

With dreams of having our own olive oil press and creating a unique boutique label, we started to develop the grove.  As with some goals, not all come to fruition.  This was one of them.  Though what does dampen the disappointment of not completing this dream is seeing that the olive trees we planted are still producing and their owners are selling the oil at the farm gate.

With still an avid interest, I was excited to see our method of harvesting been done by a neighbour just down the road…

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