Two Weeks in Spain 2017 – At the Olive Farm

January 22, 2018 at 06:14

After a relaxing week at Roberta’s place, I was off to the airport for my flight to Barcelona. The party at the Olive Farm. Julie and Kaveh invited a few more friends from all over the place and all the local friends they have. Took the train to the airport and checked my big bag at the counter.

Málaga–Costa del Sol Airport Pablo Ruiz Picasso terminal
Málaga–Costa del Sol Airport Pablo Ruiz Picasso terminal

We had to walk to the airplane! Do not remember the last time I did that!
We had to walk to the airplane! Do not remember the last time I did that!

Stay on the green - walk to the door
Stay on the green – walk to the door

I was sitting at the front so the front door was for me
I was sitting at the front so the front door was for me

Looks like there is only one guy that looks that nobody walks off
Looks like there is only one guy that looks that nobody walks off

Seat in the Ryanair plane to Barcelona - enough space - even for me!
Seat in the Ryanair plane to Barcelona – enough space – even for me!

Nothing special but this is my first Ryanair flight so I have to get used to the Yellow
Nothing special but this is my first Ryanair flight so I have to get used to the Yellow

Saves you the card in the seat pocket in front of you
Saves you the card in the seat pocket in front of you

A nice stewardess upgraded me to the emergency exit - for free. Thank you Ryanair
A nice stewardess upgraded me to the emergency exit – for free. Thank you Ryanair

Clouds clouds clouds and more Ryanair planes
Clouds clouds clouds and more Ryanair planes

At last sun above the clouds
At last sun above the clouds

Later the clouds cleared
Later the clouds cleared

Barcelona harbour
Barcelona harbour

There is a horse at Barcelona airport
There is a horse at Barcelona airport and it is pretty fat!

Turns out it was not really in fashion
Turns out it was not really in fashion. Good for me!

I had to wait a bit for Laureen and Daniel to pick me up. There was a lot of traffic as well so we arrived at the farm late at night.

The Olive Farm

Julie and Kaveh took over an Olive Farm a year ago. The farm was abandoned for a few years. The house destroyed. There is no electricity and no running water. They renovated the house, installed a water reservoir and solar panels. After that Kaveh started to clear the jungle and cut the Olive trees. The land is so big that he still does not know how many trees he has. The plan for 2018 is to clear the rest of the vegetation around the trees in the far south of the property.

The old farmhouse
The old farmhouse

Lots of old Olive trees and walls
Lots of old Olive trees and walls

The white house belongs to the property as well
The white house belongs to the property as well. Two Australians came to do some Workaway and decided to stay longer. They renovated the house and love it here.

Only a few trees are not Olive trees
Only a few trees are not Olive trees on the land

Olives - the main cash crop on the farm
Olives – the main cash crop on the farm

Olives

Poor dog ran into a stick - now he is a Pirate
Poor dog ran into a stick – now he is a Pirate

Another dog from the neighbour
Another dog from the neighbour

The master of the BBQ
The master of the BBQ

To hot without shade
To hot without shade

Makeshift tent but does the trick
Makeshift tent but does the trick

After the vegetables where done the meat went onto the grill
After the vegetables where done the meat went onto the gril

Not my kind of food
Not my kind of food

Moroccan Sweets
Moroccan Sweets

Julie likes them
Julie likes them

View from the house
View from the house

The afternoon DJ
The afternoon DJ

Why like this?
Why like this?

Andry in the sun
Andry in the sun

The girls had a fun filled afternoon
The girls had a fun filled afternoon

Too much food and enough drinks!
Too much food and enough drinks!

Some took a nap
Some took a nap

Laureen waiting for the gig
Laureen waiting for the gig

Kaveh the Olive farmer
Kaveh the Olive farmer

Laureen, Daniel and Kaveh
Laureen, Daniel and Kaveh

Kaveh with the kid
Kaveh with the kid

Daniel's Bass
Daniel’s Bass

OMG!
OMG!

The Lola Zolas
The Lola Zolas

The gang in front of the house
The gang in front of the new house

Back to Stuttgart

On the morning train to Barcelona
On the morning train to Barcelona

Breakfast at the Bracafe - they are here since 1921!
Breakfast at the Bracafe – they are here since 1921!

Picked this subway entrance - to take a picture of the famouse house
Picked this subway entrance – to take a picture of the famouse house

Finally at the airport
Finally at the airport. The train and subway system is a bit confusing.

My Vuelig plane to Stuttgart
My Vuelig plane to Stuttgart

Hmmmm - this is a tight one
Hmmmm – this is a tight one

Filling up slowly
Filling up slowly

Somewhere over the clouds

Somewhere over the clouds

Stuttgart Airport - you only walk to the bus here
tuttgart Airport – you only walk to the bus here