For those of you who haven't been in Israel the past few weeks, it is hot! Even though most of our trees don't get irrigated, those that need it, especially the young trees, really suffer without it. So I've been watering, including keeping the drip irrigation lines repaired. This is also the time to prune the suckers sprouting out from the base of the trees.
I'm already thinking about picking this November/December. The harvest is not large, but it will still take about a month, and then another month of pruning. Ruth and Jan will be back from Norway to help for most of the time, and a young WWOOFER from Philly is coming for 2 weeks. If anyone is interested in coming to work, whether for a day or a week or a month, write and I'll send more information . Spaces are filling up fast.