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Describes the life of an English couple Adrian and Rachel as they work on their olive grove and their life in the local community and in Italy in general.

Owner: Margherita

Listed in: Lifestyle

Language: English

Tags: Olive oil, Umbria, Italy, Olive grove, Olive trees

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Latest Blog Posts for Life on an Italian Olive Grove

  • What's that rustling
    on Oct 11, 2014
    Whenever you walk out into the grove at the moment there is an almighty scurrying as these lizards dive for cover in the roots of the olives and elsewhere.
  • Olive harvest 2014
    on Oct 4, 2014
    The time of the olive harvest is fast approaching. The olives are starting to change colour from their lime green to a ducky red and will end up a deep plumy red colour when fully ripe.The traditional time to start picking here in Umbria is 'dopo i S...
  • Health benefits of olive oil
    on Sep 30, 2014
    Researches at Illinois University have found that olive oil may be beneficial in individuals with heart failure. This is on top of olive oil:-helping reduce LDL cholesterolbeing rich in antioxidentscan help decrease blood pressurehelps reduce obesity...
  • The 2014 olive harvest
    on Sep 21, 2014
    Things look ok don't they.Olives are bi-annual croppers and last year was a very good year. So when an olive tree has a lot of fruit it does not put on much new growth. It is on this new growth that the following years olives will be borne. So when y...
  • La tramonta stasera
    on Sep 12, 2014
    We are very fortunate to live in Italy -  sometimes I don't believe those words (today in the post office for instance) but tonoght with this sunset I do.
  • Putting in order
    on Sep 4, 2014
    I do like cutting the grass in the grove as it is one of those jobs where you are creating order where there was disorder which appeals to me. It is a bit like alphabetising your CD's or books -  both of which activities technology has made quas...
  • They are getting closer...
    on May 30, 2014
    Took this photo today and you can see just one flower open. This was not in our grove but below us in the valley but very very soon the olives will be in full flower. All we need is a couple of days sunshine and ………….BANG!
  • Today at Casa Margherita
    on May 14, 2014
    This was the view today from the Casa Margherita olive grove looking towards Trevi.You can share a piece of this by adopting an olive tree from us. Ideal as a Mothers day gift. Find out more at http://www.casa-margherita.com...
  • Cool for cats
    on Mar 28, 2014
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  • Mothering Sunday Gift
    on Mar 17, 2014
    Looking for a great gift for Mothers Day. Why not adopt an olive tree? Choose from a Young & Virile, a Full Flush or an Elder Statesman. Find out more at www.casa- margherita.com...
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