At the beginning of February, the Masobers ladies club got together
for their annual lunch. This was the second year PG had been, so
she had some idea what to expect. Our new friend Carol want for
the first time and was soon in the swing of it (after several glasses
of Cava that is). Starting at 2.30 in one of the village restaurants,
the girls managed to keep going until after 8pm by which point the
noise could be heard all over the village. On of the waiters nearly
lost his clothes and the dancing was quite energetic given that
some of the village ladies seem to enjoy their lunches rather a
& more wind
This has been by far the windiest start to the year that we have
experienced. Usually we get mistral gales that last about a 4-5
days at a time. This year there has been very little let up since
the middle of January. The wind just keeps on blowing and it has
been much colder than usual. This has put a severe crimp on our
finca work, especially pruning the trees. Normally I could have
made a good start to this seasons pruning, but given the cold and
high winds, it has not been possible to do anything like that. Unfortunately
it will mean that we won't get all the trees pruned this year, so
we will have to concentrate on the worst terraces and leave the
slighty less overgrown ones.
Is beginning to look more lived in week by week as we get more lights
fitted and pictures on the walls. The log burning stoves are doing
a great job of keeping us warm without using too much wood, which
has made stitting out the cold and windy weather a lot less painfull
than it would have been in the flat.
After several years hard work, we have finally had our first batch
of olive oil bottled for sale in the UK. Juts under 500 litres of
extra virgin olive oil has been put into 500ml bottles and labelled
up with our own labels.
It is an exceptionally good quality with a lovely fresh flavour
and very low acidity. Lets hope that we can sell it and recoup our
production costs. If you want to by some click here Our
Olive Oil. It is available in single bottles as well as boxes
of 6 bottles. All are carefully wrapped and packaged. The couriers
are a 24 hour service if you order it before 11am.
We made a second trip to the UK in late February to ship some of
our oil to the couriers we are using and to sell as much as we could.
The trip across the mountains behind Bilbao was rather snowy, but
the roads were passable. We managed to get this shot of a service
station. I'm surprised Apple aren't sueing them over the name.