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One family's attempts to live in a more planet-friendly way

Again! Again!

One was clearly not enough. There was the thought of them all being uprooted for firewood. Then an olive tree-shaped space presented itself. And then there were the logistics of fitting in other deliveries of building materials … So we went right back for another.

Olive tree number two before leaving home

Olive tree number two before leaving home. This is one I only narrowly rejected first time around

The digger moves in

The digger moves in

Depositing the olive tree on the tractor's trailer

Depositing the olive tree on the tractor’s trailer

Strapping the olive tree to the trailer

Strapping it to the trailer

She'll be coming down the mountain when she comes ...

She’ll be coming down the mountain when she comes …

Reversing down the track towards planting position

Reversing down the track towards planting position

Backing up to the hole

Backing up to the pre-dug hole

Planted!

Planted!

The two trees form a loose arch over the steps to the patio

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3 Comments

  1. Luise May 7, 2012

    Great, now the first one has company and they can whisper to each other in the wind. :)
    I also hate the thought of plants being killed without reason and my garden is full of pansies from the local graveyard dumpster (don’t tell anyone ;)). They get thrown away once half of the flowers are wilted, but I plant them again, snip off the wilted heads and they keep blooming and blooming, I just have to make sure to keep pruning the wilted flowers.

  2. José Russo May 12, 2012

    Estava eu à espera que podasse a primeira oliveira… e afinal veio outra!…
    Não serão demais… mas agora há duas para podar! Não sendo especialista na matéria, pergunto-me se não será urgente fazê-lo.

  3. Quinta do Vale May 12, 2012

    Olá José. Nos perguntamos acerca de podar as oliveiras. As pessoas na aldeia deu de ombros e disse: “se você quiser …” Mas eles não parecem pensar que há muita importância para fazer esta. Eu vou podar a madeira morta e os ladrões, mas não há muitos deles.

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