January at the Farm
What do we do in January at an Olive Farm and Mill?
Celebrate the New Year and say thank you to all our guests, growers, and staff!
The biggest job of all! Clean the mill
Certify all our oils as Extra Virgin, done and completed – all pass with flying colors!
Make decisions about competitions, what oils to what competitions and why
Make Limoncello from our wonderful citrus trees
Make homemade barrel aged manhattans – a treat in a few months
Put away (sadly) all the Christmas decorations as we loved our Ginger Bread House
Get ready for Super Bowl Sunday treats here at The Farm
Order seeds for the garden
Order trees and replant
Plant early seeds in the greenhouse
Build retaining walls
Plant new lavender in the new planting areas
Finish pruning and weeding around all the trees
Turn the compost
Clean the owl boxes
Watch the hawk cruse the canal for errant rodents (and hope it succeeds)
Apply compost to all the trees
Apply olive pits around the small trees
Take care of our chickens, a fun daily task
Clean the refrigerators and freezers Ugh!
Give tours to everyone who is on vacation and wonders what we do here in January
Get organized for 2017 by planning all of next year’s events, cooking classes, and activities
Watch our web site for all our 2017 classes and events
Are we done yet??? Anyone want to help?