For SkyWatch Friday, the evening shadow has creeped halfway up our little mountain and is about to envelope our village.
Soon it will be night in the Jerusalem Hills.
Families of jackals will start calling to one another across the valleys. .
On the horizon, on the higher hill, are two other moshavim / villages.
Just across that far ridge, down in the Emek Refa'im Valley, starts the West Bank.
On a quiet night when the wind is right you can just about hear the muezzin's call from the mosques of Batir village.
Bethlehem is also quite close.