Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wine, cakes and olives

Quick post to say 10 litres of the 50 litre barrel of wine we made last month, is now drunk. Tastes amazing, thanks to some wizened guidance from José our neighbour. I'm so looking forward to giving our vines some love next year. If wild grapes make wine this good, imagine what tendered and sweeter grapes will make!

Just a couple of videos today. One of cake making which seems to becoming a way of life here. Lost count of the kilos of cakes we've baked and eaten this year. Outstanding.

Second is of picking olives with our favourite Dona Laurinda. We picked ours last week that are now waiting to be sacked up ready to take to the olive oil press on Monday. We made 35 litres last year, this year our trees produced a lot less. Which is normal in these parts. 1 good year, 1 poor. And so it goes.