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Any volunteers for the olive harvest at the Greek Hovel?

Tom Winnifrith
Monday 21 October 2019

That time of year is dawning again. This will be, from memory, my fifth olive harvest up at the Greek Hovel. Of course it is no longer a hovel but a luxury eco palace with heating! And so, although temperatures in the Mani dip to near zero during the night, if you want to spend a week, rent free in a warm house in the middle of nowhere, now is your chance.    

You may remember that last year I had two volunteers. We toiled for five days and then  brought in Albanians for two. They were pricey those Albanians and the harvest was a rotten one anyway. Overall my net profit was, I think, ten Euro.

So this year I want to do it without Albanians. Sorry fellas you have priced yourself out of the market. If needs be I shall do it alone, focussing in on the best of my 250 trees. But if you are not afraid of hard work, dear readers, and enjoy a bit of ouzo in the evening, and are free around the first week in December drop me a line at [email protected]

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About Tom Winnifrith
Tom Winnifrith is the editor of When he is not harvesting olives in Greece, he is (planning to) raise goats in Wales.
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