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Outdoor activities

 

 

1.Olive pruning and branch burning

From November to March, the olive trees are pruned in order to lighten their branching. It is important to do so because it favors future growth, as much as it prepares the olive harvesting.

 

In what it concerns the pruning leftovers, they are burned or turned into sawdust, according to the local tradition.

3.Obtaining and tasting the oil

When the fruit is rape enough, it is pressed in cold (after the grinding and spin-drying) in a part of the hacienda that is specially designed for that.

 

As a rule of thumb, the machine can process from 100 to 120 kgs. of olive (depending on the variety), obtaining from 15 to 23 liters of oil out of them.

 

 

2.Olive harvesting

From the middle of November to the end of February (depending on how the fruit is) is the harvest season for the olive, where it is collected by the traditional method of beating the branches with a stick. To collect the fallen olives, a mechanical device is put in place, which facilitates work quite a lot. The task consists of beating the branches with a stick, pick up the fruit from the nets placed on the ground and, afterwards, put the harvest in 20 kg. boxes and transport them to a specially designed location (a 'porxo') to prepare the olive for its future pressing, out of which the oil will come out.

4.Sheep pruning

During the month of June, sheep are pruned (that is, their wool is clipped off). A good professional takes 10 minutes for each sheep.