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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Today we are taking 42 bags of olive/leaves mix to the processor to make some olive oil. The family usually uses the first batch harvested for its own consumption. This is the organic batch. The process starts by dumping the bags into collectors to go up the conveyors to a vacuum to extract leaves. As they fall, they are washed and after they water is separated, they go to the grinder. After being ...
... are a must, as an occasional olive comes flying at you face. After the tree is free of olives, nets are collected with branches, leaves and olives. They are taken to a hand sifter where most of the branches and some leaves are separated. The remaining olives and leaves mix, are put in 100 pound bags. We did 15 bags today, which is pretty good. After 9 hours of battling branches and waving this wand, carrying the bags and sifting for crete gold, I am tired and my shoulders are crazy ...
Today I made it out to the farm, where I will spend the next bit of time, being a farmhand. The owner is Kostos and his wife will be the main ones hosting. They have three sons that help run the hotel and will help with the harvest on the farm. They have several hundred trees that they will harvest over the next couple months. It sounds like we will start harvesting in a few ...
I'm not sure if I should call this accidents happen, my finest moment, or girl interrupted. As you all know I'm usually a very organized person but lately it's as if I've been brain dead. For example today I set our with no address or directions to my hotel; why? Well, why the hell not. Clearly any organizational system doesn't work in Greece so why should I even try. When you fail with your methods and systems just accept that maybe they don't have a place where ...
Niall was directed to a clothes shop, where the owners had a brother who let
out rooms. The owner gave us directions to the rooms, which were at the top of
the village so we set off up steep little lanes, and had to ask for further
directions on the way. Fortunately Niall speaks pretty ...