Shalom friends! I'm back!
For the past half week I've been helping harvest olives at Kibbutz Gezer in the Shefela, in central Israel!
Here you see me "combing" the olives off the branch with a big comb.
Or maybe it's more like a plastic rake. Or a mega back-scratcher.
First you spread a long long tarp under the trees.
After raking, shaking, or beating the olives off the branches you get them all into one pile, pick out any little branches, and then push and pour them into crates.
That's Danny, the kibbutznik in charge of the harvest.
His son made a good healthy field breakfast.
We worked from 6:50 until 1:00.
Nice volunteers from USA and Singapore.
Did you know we have WWOOF in Israel?!
A good time was had by all!
Yesterday we drove our olives to the olive press to see how the oil is made.
Pictures to follow!
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