Just a quick update regarding the situation here in Israel.
It has been one week since Hamas, the terrorist group ruling Gaza, started firing thousands of rockets at Israeli towns and cities. These rockets are putting millions of Israelis in danger and having them run into shelters nearly every night.
Israel does not seek violence in these times. It has always sought peace and has achieved it with several of its neighbours over the past years. Israel protects its citizens and sovereignty while taking every possible measure to avoid Palestinian deaths.
The trees and plants on the land do not take sides. They work together as a community to support each other to thrive. There is no competition between them, rather communication and positive interactions since they understand that they all benefit from each other. Instead of fighting, they take advantage of the situation that they are put in and direct their energies towards symbiosis and cooperation.
In this unsecure situation I’m trying to continue and develop our project as usual as possible.
This morning I went out to the field early hoping there won’t be any rockets and alarms in these hours. I am now focusing on the grapevines which will hopefully bear they’re first fruits this year which we will be able to make wine from.
I harvested my first potatoes and garlic last week. There weren’t as many as expected but it was a very big step in my learning of growing longer term annuals based on the principles I work with.
Yesterday made a few different preservations and pickles from a few vegetables from the garden. This is an amazing added value product which can be profitable, and it is an art that takes time to master. Luckily I have a few good friends with lots of experience and some great books about these ancient techniques.
I hope that in a few days this crazy situation will be behind us and we’ll be able to continue life as normal.