December 13th, 2013. Israel is in its second day of a major rainstorm, and snow in Jerusalem and the higher elevations. And at Gezer- is that snow? Hail? Whatever it is, the kibbutz this afternoon was coated in white cold stuff that is something we don't see very often.
After a November that was a continuation of the summer, we have had rain for 8 out of the last 9 days. About 170 mm, which is over 1/3 of our yearly average of 450 mm. And cold too, reaching down to about 5 degrees Celsius.
Two weeks ago we celebrated finishing the olive harvest with our annual olive party. For the 2nd year we held the party in the FUBU, Gezer's new pub. You can see pictures and read a transcript of Jan's version of creation at the Olive Party sidebar.
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I'm Dani Livney, a member of Kibbutz Gezer, and the manager of the Gezer olives. I love it! I also work as a lawyer, focusing on environmental projects and promoting environmental empowerment and education.