While it's raining outside, there is a lot of love inside. Loving energy, people with open mind and hearts. Wonderful strong ladies who question everything and are really strong and powerful.
These past few days we had many new people on the farm - mostly ladies- in their late twenties, early thirties. I find it amazing how they have their own farms in the United States. It takes a lot of courage to farm, because farming involves a lot of body strength. Yet, these young people love the earth, respect the earth and try and treat it right.
So here we are, still picking up olives when it's not raining. It's fun to harvest olives with friends! We all work together and then go and eat these big lunches and dinners that Jim makes for us! And we all have lots of laughs and amazing conversations. I'm learning so much about farming and I'm trying to keep track of all the States that make up the United States! I'm so confused... The USA is so big, it's even bigger than Europe. I guess that, apart from farming I'm learning a little bit of geography too! Yes, our life is the people we meet and it's the humans you meet that make a difference.
And now a little bit information on "the Dildos". Since all we speak about during the olive harvest is "the Dildos", I might as well give you a little bit of information about them. "The Dildos" are two big, long mechanical devices which vibrate. They give the olive trees a massage and the olives fall on the nets set up on the ground. Whoever is using them is getting a lot of exersise - to put it nicely! So at the end of the day, all your arm muscles are husting so much, you can't even lift your hands! That's why we called them "The Dildos"!