The one thing I really love about Israel is my family here. They’re all very close, and most live in the same little cooperative village that Purple’s mother grew up in. I love that there’s a 75-year-old-tree on the street that she planted when she was little, and Purples brother, sister and some cousins all live within walking distance, all with their assorted children. Littletree LOVES playing with her cousins and having them so close.
And I love that the family all work together. The family grows olives for olive oil, Bird of Paradise flowers and mandarins. Everyone helps with what they can.
The last time we were here, Littletree and I went out with all the other kids to help picking olives. This time we helped bottle the olive oil.
The bottle tops have a shrink-wrapped cover on them – it’s really cool to watch the plastic shrink onto the bottle under hot water
Littletree and I helped put labels on the bottles
Which isn’t as easy as it looks
The finished product
The most delicious olive oil I ever had! mmmm