Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Last moment on the outside
This large tub supplies the water for the bath. A large quantity of water is needed or the olives would cool it off too fast. One must remember that this is December in Central Coast California; although frost is infrequent, the temperature at night gets chilly enough to solidify olive oil.
This is the olive's last look at the outdoors, the rest of the process takes place inside with sterile machinery and artisans at work.