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{ISRAEL} Planting on the Hills of Judea and Samaria | Photojournalism

We are doing some amazing things here in Israel. Carrying-on from the work we did last year with HAYOVEL, we are back in Israel again this year, with a more defined focus. Jacob and I are making it our endeavor to share what is REALLY happening through photos and video in these hills of Judea and Samaria (often referenced to as the “West Bank” in Israel), which is quite literally the center of the world, on biblical terms as well as the world’s focus. Sign up to follow our journey via our family’s website: WWW.MEYERSGOSEEK.COM

At a time when Judea and Samaria are coming under continual political and even physical attack, we simply plant. That’s right. Plant. Although one of our main goals will be diving into the agricultural Harvest here, we had the opportunity to help a Israeli vineyard owner we know plant quite a few dunams (4 dunams=1 acre) of new grape vines. {{{WATCH JACOB’S VIDEO FROM THE PLANTING HERE}}}

So I documented our morning in the vineyards doing just this.

“You shall yet plant vines on the mountains of Samaria; The planters shall plant and eat them as ordinary food.” Jeremiah 31:5

And of course little Asher is going to get in on the action. I’m hoping this vine survived it’s planting.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May they prosper who love you.” Psalm 122:6

So I thought it would be fun to do a panorama BEFORE a hillside was planted….

So that way I could get an AFTER with all the jubilant workers!

{{{note to self: don’t do panoramas: they eat up ALL your time in post}}}

Staking up the young vines is another thing we were able to help out with in another vineyard

And then there are always water lines to lay, and grapes ripening for the fast-approaching harvest!

So some have asked how one does this with little ones in tow. Well, like this:

Of course you always look glamorous, especially as you try to stay hydrated in the hot, dry Israeli August (an extra feat when you’re nursing ever hour or two!)

And then you pack your 2-yr-old a monkey bag full of his matchbox cars and some fruit.

And then you enlist the help of anyone willing to take a turn on baby-duty! Although Zev has become quite the mamma’s baby of late. Tisk Tisk.

And then napping is usually the biggest challenge (especially when you leave before dawn), but when you are near an olive grove, you lay down some blankets (and some persuasive mama authority) and you have an instant nursery!

Much more to come as I wade through thousands of images from the past couple of weeks!

Let me know you dropped by in the COMMENTS and if you are interested in hearing more about our Israel adventures!

 

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LeGwen - September 1, 2011 - 7:14 pm

Heather,

The blogging and pictures are such a blessing. I enjoy all of it. I was thrilled to here that Anita and Mark had their baby and if I were a betting woman, I would have bet on a boy. lol Please keep the updates coming and pictures when you can. We are praying for you all.

Love,
LeGwen
from LAMB Fellowship

Annaka Miller - September 1, 2011 - 7:35 pm

Looking at these pictures just brightened my day!! Awesome work!!

Emily - September 1, 2011 - 7:37 pm

Panoramas are awesome, totally worth the extra work. 😉 I am wondering…what exactly are you doing in Israel? Why Israel? Why planting? Anyway, looks like you’re having an awesome adventure! I’m keeping your family in my prayers!
Emily

Jessica Fike - September 1, 2011 - 8:00 pm

You should ditch all other forms of photography and do PHOTOJOURNALISM!! I mean, your other stuff is good, too, but dang, your coverage of your adventures in Israel has been remarkable. People would pay big bucks for those kind of pics, I know it. GORGEOUS, Heather!!!

Tammy Glass - September 1, 2011 - 8:39 pm

Wow! Looks like you and the Wallers and the other families are getting a lot done :-)Thanks for all the pictures, I love reading your updates!

Leslie - September 1, 2011 - 8:44 pm

Scripture being fulfilled brought tears to my ears. God has certainly gifted you, Heather!

Alix St.Amant - September 1, 2011 - 9:13 pm

I’m LOVING all your pictures and stories!

Katie Hilton - September 2, 2011 - 1:48 pm

Thanks so much Heather! I really enjoy looking at your photos and reading your updates. Keep up the good work!

Priscilla - September 4, 2011 - 3:05 pm

Love the “helpers to Israel’s farmers” photos and narrations! Yup, LOVE ’em! There is one more Grandma praying for you in Canada. (p.s. Am going to do this “helping” tour one day as soon as i can!)

Sarah Rankin - September 4, 2011 - 6:08 pm

~ I totally agree:D please keep up the Panoramas 😀 they are worth it ~ and he brought me into a spacious place ~ Shalom&Blessings