The olive tree in our garden is laden. We decided that we would collect what we could and cure them for next year. Picking them was such a lovely thing to do. The air was crisp the sun was shining and all our crew (cats and dogs) were in the garden. We ended up with 2 big bags full. I’m sure we could have collected another 3 but they were very high in the tree and impossible to reach. We will cover  the olives with salt and leave them for the winter. We are hoping for a delicious result, that would be enormously satisfying.