A whiter shade of pale

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So this year's olive harvest has a new look at Finca Slow...White.

That's because we a have coated our trees in a fine misting of Kaolin clay. It's totally natural and completely non toxic and works as a barrier against olive fly attack. It also has the genius side effect of working as a gentle sunscreen for the leaves, making them much more heat and drought tolerant during the searing heat of August.

Our good friends Ed and Beth turned woofers for a week and helped us get all the trees sprayed amongst a host of other useful jobs such as processing firewood and helping me build our new wood-fired shower and sauna building.

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