The weigh in

Last tree picked before cooking breakfast for our last morning meal in the sunshine before the young ones head back to Auckland.

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A short drive up the road to Martin and Judy’s press house and a few anxious moments waiting to see who has won the weigh in sweepstake, with guesses at 131kg, 135kg, 140kg and 154kg.

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55,000 olives picked, the total haul comes in at 137.5kg; twice what we picked last year.

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Still fascinated by the pressing process we spend the next 5 hours watching our olives being pulped and squeezed into the liquid gold that they are.

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22.5 litres is our result for 2015.

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