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Tilted land

Too steep to walk on easily

Too steep to walk on easily

Our olive grove is on a steep slope.

So steep that it’s difficult to walk on and I tend to go down it on my bum (hmmm).

But now it seems land could tilt any which way, because of the earthquakes.

I’ve seen helicopter photos of the mountains near Castelluccio with great cracks running through them.

Last night, at about 1.40 am when we were on the point of going to bed, there was a great jolt like when a vehicle slams its brakes on. That one was 4.8 on the Richter scale and nearer than any of the others.

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  1. gwenniesgardenworld
    November 3, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    so you have your own olive grove !! do you make olive oil or do youpreserve the olives for eating ? it is too cold here for olive tree’s, we can buy them in the plancenter but some Winters they all die.

    • November 4, 2016 at 3:05 pm

      Almost all the olives are ones which get pressed for oil. Sadly too high a proportion have been affected by the olive fly infestation this year, a result of the cool summer, so they’re probably not even going to be harvested this time round.

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