Olives are now bottled

These are the green olives from our olive harvest.  They had to be kept soaking for a few more days than the black olives in order to eliminate the bitterness.

Both lots of olives are now bottled and we do indeed have a great crop this year.

I don’t think we will need to buy any olives this year.

I have given the tree a severe prune so it will be interesting to see what our crop is like next year.

Some additions to Patterson Park

A woodcarver has been busy in the playground at Patterson Park.  Carvings have been made in some of the tall timbers.

‘Take off on an adventure at a moment’s notice’, ‘Find a lookout with a water view -it can change your perspective on everything’, and ‘Be yourself, everyone else is taken’.

The messages are the rules by which one of the park’s namesakes, Meg Patterson, lived.  The land where Patterson Park is located was gifted to Metung by Meg and Jeff Patterson with one wish: for it to remain a space where children were free to play.

The park enjoys full patronage particularly during the summer months.  How lovely to see some worthy quotes in the playing space.