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We planted twig-like trees in January & February 2015. You can see the trees' tutors and white boots. One can barely make out the trunk. Below one can see that they have grown a lot


Tiny Leccino olives arrived early in December.

The water tower is above a 35-meter-deep well. Uruguay has a large aquifer.

About 8 years ago, we planted trees

We recently bought a Karbonium EVO 33-volt telescopic harvester ($1350), which is included in the Contents & Equipment Inventory that comes in the package price. It will harvest 80-150 kilograms per hour, probably best with two operators taking turns.


I have ex-pats who will do the next harvest or are interested in the "cash rent" option—the harvest season March-May with the five varieties ripening at different times. So over 30 days, one could harvest approximately 30 tons, producing about 5 tons of olive oil.

December 21, 2022, the Arbequinas, below are producing, as are the Coratinas.


Being green, the young olives are easy to miss at first glance. But as you look more closely, there are many.


About Bill & Pat

Bill is a 50-year travel industry veteran and has been remotely helping travel agencies organize tour groups and get them on the web for 11 years, first from Belize and then Uruguay. He is also the publisher of wargames, having started Judges Guild in 1976, selling supplements for Dungeons & Dragons.

Pat and Bill met in the Amazon Jungle and were married in 1987. Pat worked at Byte Magazine in New Hampshire and ran several businesses.

In 2010 they realized that their “diversified” investments were all in the USA and “voted with their feet” to be “geographically” diversified. That is how they came to renovate the house to US standards (107 electrical outlets!) and plant the grove at Gaudium—almost 8 years ago.

​We ran the newspaper ad after getting married.

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