I’ve been slack on keeping up with my blog postings of late. I’ve missed out on reporting on our short break to New York (our first break outside Italy in 5 years), catching up with our great friends Marta and Shay and then our recent trips to Italy where we’ve had some earth tremor damage which has resulted in the collapse of our well. Here’s a shot of what’s left of the 6ft high structure that’s no longer a housing. We’re off there again over the next few days to sort out some landscaping and filling-in of the well which we can’t really spend time and money on recovering. Such is life in Italy. We also badly need to get the olive trees pruned as I haven’t done it on 18 months. Our other great friends L &S came out last November to help us pick the fruit and we had to do it in double-quick time and did really well in the time we had although the yield was a bit down on our great yield in 2009. But hey it’s about the product primarily and it was still unbelievably good oil. I’ll give you a proper Italy update when we get back. Ciao amici.