By Sofia, Nov 17 2017 07:31PM
Ripe times on Skopelos
A regular guest reminded me that it has been some time since the last blog entry. Much has happened since…
There was the prune harvest, this year a bumper crop, as was the citrus fruit harvest, with only lemons in any sort of shortage.
Right now we are in the middle of our olive harvest. Usually this is a biannual event, but awkward weather in the last two years threw the sequence out of balance and we are now in the fifth year since the last crop.
Finally however, we are now harvesting an unblemished bumper crop, which is being pressed in a huge new olive oil press halfway between Stafylos and Agnondas on the West of the island.
Not having an olive grove of my own, I gave a helping hand for couple of days to Virgil and Athina from the Livadiotisa monastery. Olive harvesting is an intens, busy and physcial activity. It is something I've enjoyed getting involved to help friends.