Wednesday, December 23, 2015


December 19, 2015

We have been fascinated by the size and shape of olive tree trunks.  As we drove from Bari to Lecce, we saw some of the most unique trunks yet.  Many of them are over a hundred years old.  They are magnificent.

We saw a little place that makes olive oil so we stopped to buy some freshly pressed olive oil.  The lady we bought it from invited us to take a quick peek at their production facility.

Pruning the trees

Pruned tree

Net to catch olives

Load of olives

Old olive press

I wonder if her name is Olive Oil?

Olives ready to be pressed

Olive oil in a vat

Loading olives into press

Washing olives

Pressing olives

Separating oil

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