One of the nice things about writing a blog is being able to look back and see what was happening in previous years. It is winter here, but unlike last year we have not had any rain in this part of Chile. This is very worrying because we live in an agricultural area where the fields rely on water from the canals which come from a reservoir, and it is very low. No rain during the winter means the summer could be very difficult.
This week I have been looking at our olive tree and decided that this weekend the girls and I would collect olives. My youngest wiggled her way up the trunk between branches to try and get the highest olives. We collected more than last year, and in the evening I sat slicing them.
It took quite a while to do this and my fingers were black and wrinkled by the time I had finished. But it was definitely worth it.
I wrote about this last year in the fall and fruit of trees. Looking back on that post I can see that the date was almost the same. Even though this part of Chile doesn’t have very distinct seasons, plants and animals do have their cycles, and it nice to be a part of them.