Forest Day Adventure by Marcia Bercov


Back to the work clothes again. Yesterday we put on our grubbies and headed off to Sataf Forest to prune olive trees and rebuild part of a stone wall. Finding rocks all over the ground, we filled bucket after bucket of assorted sizes to use as “backfill” for the wall, while Jamil, experienced wall builder, put the large stones in place. Hard work, but very satisfying, especially after seeing the result. After a morning like that everyone felt very happy to leave for Kibbutz Tsorah for lunch and more. In addition to delicious quiches and salad, the lunch included cheeses and bread both made on the kibbutz. But, wait, there’s more. The Kibbutz also has a boutique winery, and lunch included wine tasting. The grapes come from three different nearby areas, and last year the winery produced ice wine! Yes, and without that inconvenient winter season. The grapes were picked and put into the freezer and the wine produced at a later time.
The weather has been warm and sunny in Tel Aviv. Hoping this finds you warm and well.
Best wishes and shalom,
Marcia and Ron

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