How tall are you?

it might sound a trivial question as we used to ask in our childhood, yet this wheat field of old kind can reach 1.70 meters.

in modern grain the average height is approx. 60 cm. it is a produce of selection to make the mechanics of cropping easy. the downside is the need of pesticides to protect them.

in my organic field the Perciasacchi, also called the Sicilian Kamut, grows proudly toward the sky to shade off any other weed.

looking forward to a good year of flour!

2017 Olive oil ready to go 

After pruning and the resilience of my friends that look after the olive trees and harvest the olives, yesterday we got the new olive oil of this season. For those interested yield was a record high of 14% although the quantity was a record low of 444 kg due to extraordinary pruning and exceptionally dry summer. With 64 kg of olive oil there will still be enough to pamper the happy guests of our Sea Garden. Cheers!