This is my 6th day living and volunteering at a nice kibbutz in central Israel.
We are working hard harvesting olives.
The main method to get the olives off the branches is to "comb" them off with a plastic rake thingy.
We spread long long tarps on both sides of the trees.
The olives we "comb" fall onto the tarps, making a sweet sound.
Finally we push and pull all the olives into the center of the tarp, kneel beside the pile and fish out a few twigs, and then pour the beautiful olives into a crate.
More about life in the big olive grove in the coming days.
If you'd like to learn more about the place and the philosophy, please see one or all of these:
The Olive Blog
Kibbutz Gezer Olives -- Facebook page
Come and join us, there's still a few beds left for more good volunteers!