We met 90 year old “Yashke” and his daughter Miri who are there regularly to tend to the area. They greeted us with a warm reception, including food and drink. They do this in memory of his son (Hezi) who was killed bu a suicide bomber along the Gaza Border.
CAARI works here every year, as Hezi was Neil’s commander. The forest was badly burned in deliberately set fire in 2016. So we did a mitzvah. Couldn’t believe that 4 hours passed so quickly. Love being outside in February! No matter what your age – hard to pass up a ‘swing’!
After Forest work we had lunch we had lunch and wine tasting at the Tulip Winery in KfarTikvah, an award winning boutique winery.
Associated with the winery is a home community for intellectually challenged people from age 21 on. Many work in the winery and others have jobs in the town. The are building a facility to house very senior members of the community.