Thursday, December 19, 2013

our arrival in good old germany and snow in the wrong place...

we arrived safely and without many complications in germany last thursday evening. findus that cat was quiet the whole flight and seems to have taken the adventure well. no hiding under beds or cup boards for days, no hungerstrike, no leaving presents anywhere. he is living inside for now until he gets used to his new home. after a few weeks we might let him out (if he wants to...he does not like rain).
the day after we left israel, the worst (snow) storm in decades swept over "the holy land", brought jerusalem up to 50cm of snow and hail in tel aviv!
snow in jerusalem (image source)
the weather all around the globe seems to be out of balance. we should have snowstorms here in germany not in israel and egypt... right now the temperatures where we are are around 0°C but no snow in sight, only rain. i am still hoping for a white christmas, but the forecast says 5-11°C...
snow at the western wall (image source)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

wordless wednesday - grain mill beck

we went to a grain mill with a "transparent production" in a neigbouring village
there was a mill in this spot since 1529!
transparent production mean you can see all the production steps inside the mill
where the grain is milled, sorted and filled into bags.
and in the back they have the cutest shop with everything you could possibly ask for =)
if you want to visit them have a look at their website: 
all the pictures in this post were taken by my mum

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

wordless wednesday - the olive press...

we filled in the olives...
...then they went up to seperate the olives from leaves and other debris.
the debris goes here...
the olives continue.
here they get boiled several times...
and when they are really soft they pass on to this centrifuge.
the oli gets extracted and ends up here =)