How to introduce this or other Journoel chapters without using phrases such as “actually”, “normally”, or “under these circumstances” and thus inevitably touching on the subject of the corona pandemic? It seems impossible. Right now, we find circumventing the corona topic to be more exhausting than the actual pandemic. And yet we are making the effort to circumvent it because we want to provide a welcome distraction with our Journoel. And that’s where the next announcement plays directly into our hands:
After a long wait, our new harvest has finally arrived. It has already filled our warehouses and will soon fill the warehouses of our partners. We can proudly claim to have harvested and produced a high-quality OEL, even “under these circumstances”. The phrase could not be avoided at this point.
For us, the annual harvest is a welcome escape from our desks. It is the moment in the year when we swap pens and good manners for rubber boots and “myth”. The harvest means that wildly different people share a log cabin. Evening after evening, they fill themselves up with the shared work and, in the end, just be together as humans. Always in harmony with nature, of course.
Since we had to miss this experience for the first time in December and give the entire responsibility to our helping hands on site, it quickly became clear to us that the most tragic consequence of the circumstances was that we couldn’t come up with any rousing harvest stories. Let alone be able to dine out on them. In order to compensate for this deficit, we asked our most eloquent companion, Jacko, to put the harvest experience into his own words and to make it available for this Journoel. We contacted him to cautiously enquire if he could still remember that 168-hour day in 2019 with all the schnapps and the beautiful trees. Fortunately and surprisingly, he still did. And very precisely too.
We warmly recommend reading the following guest article, because Jacko is very likely to become famous and we can all be witnesses to one of his early works…