Friday, February 21, 2014


Since David and I bought this house, 10 years ago, we've made a few changes.  Since I've been writing this blog now for 8 years, you've seen most of them. We've come to refer to these little changes as colonization.  We've been colonizing our house for a decade.  We landed in the kitchen and have been working our way outward from there...bathroom, new colony....stairwell, new colony...backroom, living room, bedroom, new colony new colony new colony.  Then last year there was the colonization of the patio - whoa.  Today, our expansion continued.

To all of you who have visited and had to sleep in hallways, on couches, on floors, no, I'm sorry to tell you that we haven't added a guestroom.  Come back to Maberga and you'll still get the blow up mattress.  No, today, we expanded beyond the walls of the house.  We colonized our LAND!

I know, I know.  I've had the orto for several years but that's just been one little corner of our acre of land.  Not any more.  Let me introduce the Maberga colony known as...the Oliveto

Umm, yeah, ok.  That's not the oliveto.  That's David carrying two of the new inhabitants of the Oliveto.

Here are the guys choosing just the right spots

And then,  the digging began

 Staking and pruning our new babies...
And a beer.  All before lunch.  Ten new trees, with the 20 or so we already have will make quite a nice Oliveto.

Yes, yes, I do realize that when our new 'babies' mature I'm going to have to pick all those damn olives.  I think the view might be enough of a motivator

In honor of our new oliveto, I knit one....

1 comment:

  1. Let the growing begin!

    Darling sweater.... Is that a baby size? Is there an announcement here? Hmmmm?