Amadeus working with a chainsaw in the canopy of an olive tree.

New har­vest

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… 

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