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in this Hakuba countryside and country life.
|November 13th 2006
A sunny morning after a bunch of snowfall.
Sometimes it's breath taking.
Ski slopes also got some snow, need
more to play there!
|November 12th 2006
It's snowing since this morning.....
Long, tough winter has come. At the
same time some mosquitos still survive inside the
house, so I put some mosquito coil stands which look
Just a mosquito coil stand, not me!
|November 9th 2006
Finale for autumn foliages here are larch trees.
If we describe larch trees in Kanji
letters, it's a 3 kanji letters which means something
like a kid of pine tree that drop its leaves.
|November 8th 2006
I think this tree is a kind of maple tree, but don't
know exact name.
|November 7th 2006
Smoked some rice shells the other day. We call it
"kun-tan" which improves sand.
Put some kindling coal at the lower
part (a cone) and put enough rice shells around.
It smokes a lot at the first time but
it gets calmer later.
Some years back when I tried to smoke
some for the first time, the explanation said "Wait
*for a while* to find some rich shells getting smoked
", I thought that *for a while* might have been
15-20 minutes but it took more than 3 hours!!!!! We
can travel from Osaka to Tokyo by bullet train! Probably
that was one of lessons how time flew in country life.
|October 30th 2006
Tried to put some herb smell into
wine as some lavenders and rosemarries have been dried
enough. A German wine "Steinberger" was nominated
Successfully it smells slightly like lavender. I guess
perhaps a 2 or 3 days long is suitable for us to put
some lavenders in. I did it for 6 days, probably too
long. Steinberger is a sweet wine as is often the
case with German wine.
Also tried to put some rosemarries into some dry wines.
They slightly smell like rosemarry. I've found another way to enjoy wine.
|October 27th 2006
Found a gingko tree nearby though I thought they
were not strong against snow as I had never seen any
here in Hakuba. Wonder where I had seen around when
I walked there.
Gingko tree leaves go yellow in autumn,
so it's a good combination with red and brown leaves
when they get together.
If I remember right, gingko trees are
dioecism ones. This gingko tree is probably a singler
one, so even if it's a female gingko tree, it won't
have its own nuts. The college I went to have some
gingko trees from the main gate for a while, I put
attention not to step on any gingko tree nuts. They
are exactly yummy but stink a lot if you step on them!
|October 22th 2006
Finally autumn foliages came down the mountain to
reach around our place.
This below is what I found in a park
in Oomachi city last year. A creature made by autumn
leaves, very impressed.
I put chervil pots in the sunshine when it's fine
as I want to have them grown well before winter. As
they like moist and well fertilized sand, sometimes
I provide some drops of water by a sprayer or a funnel
with a thin spout.
This below is also a chervil pot, but
seeded a little bit latter than others so that I could
have some pots of them even if some of them are died.
It's a kind of headging a risk.
Usually I don't put any fertilizers
when I seed some but chervils are not good at being
transplanted, so I put some fertilizers before I seeded
them. And grow them sometimes deleting some. They
look a little bit weak but they are actually one of
easy herbs that survive winter. However, I have never
had them outside of the house in winter, so I am not
sure how it goes if you had them outside of your house
if you lived in a snowy area.
Oregano. Transplanted from size 6 to
8 pot. Their roots grow very fast. You need to transplant
them into bigger pots or need to devide them into
pieces so that they don't get suffocated in a small
pot. Oregano is one of the easiest herbs to survive
winter as well as thyme , lavender. They can survive
even in the snow. They might not if it's just cold
without snow ( too dry due to no snow ) - I'm not
sure though. I hear lavender survives much easier
in snowy places.
Italian persley. Also transplanted from
size 6 to 8 pot. I will have this one inside of the
house in winter. Italian persley is a 2 years plant.
Germinated thyme. It seems that it has
been a bit colder for thyme to germinate. I still
need to keep them moist at the surface until all germinated.
Thymes survive even in the snow, but I need to have
some pots inside of the house as we use them for cooking.
Have to be careful because I got some lemon thyme
pots as well as common thyme pots which i have been
growing for years.
|October 19th 2006
Emmergency rescue practice held at sight seeing association.
Have to remember how to do that by practising
|October 10th 2006
Went out to see where the autumn foliages came down.
Then found we got first snow at the top of the mountains.
It seems already high time for us to have it.
I guess it's getting colder in the morning
and at night day by day from now on. Autumn foliages
are now around the top of ski slopes, it's still green
around our place. This is how a 2,000 meters altitude
difference works to have those 3 colors ( snow at
the top, autumn foliages at the middle and green at
the bottom ) at the same time.
Pic of same direction in different dates.
From a close point of Shinano Moriue station for 3
symbolic Hakuba mountains of today (upper) and Sep.24th(lower).
For Mt.Goryu. Today(upper) and Sep.24th(lower)
For Tsugaike direction today.
|September 26th 2006
Visited a herb center in Ikeda town a little bit
southern from Hakuba on the way to visit here and
there to buy something e.g. new rice just harvested
Common thyme, Stevia, Sage, Winter savory
(left to right). All for our cookings. Would like
to grow them in autumn sunshine but perhaps they won't
grow enough big only in autumn sunshine. Transplanted
all of them into size 5 pots.
I was surprised to find many big rosemaries in the
herb center. Exactly they are all in kinda indoor
full of glasses, so they can get a lot sunshine and
warm all the year. They warm there in winter. The
biggest rosemary I found there has perhaps 4-5cms
thick trunk and taller than I, it was planted into
the ground, not into a pot. Wonder if some circunstances
were different, they grow that differently.........
They had grown that big while i had grow my rosemaries
by transplanting them little by little from smaller
pots to bigger ones. Other rosemaries in some pots
there were also big. It's convenient to grow some
plants bigger in some small pots but things don't
go like that here in Hakuba especially for plants
which need a lot sunshine and warm temperture.
Took this picture before sunset, around 5 p.m. forwarding
to Lake Aoki. Rice fields look all gold.
Perhaps farmers will be busy to harvest
them all around this coming weekends.
|September 24th 2006
It's been fine this morning, maybe because the typhoon
14th was going away from Japan which we call "Typhoon
ikka". A picture of Hakuba mountains around from
The 3 Hakuba symbolic mountains were
in the cloud. Often clouds are around the peak almost
3,000 meters altitude.
Same here around Mt.Goryu close to my
place, also in the cloud.
When I come to speak of it, "Ikka"
for "Typhoon ikka" means something "left
(gone)", but in Japanese "ikka" also
means " a family". So when I was a small
kid,I misunderstood that "Typhoon ikka"
was very scary because Daddyphoon, Momphoon, Brophoon,
Sisphoon and kidphoon like me come to attack all together
|September 19th 2006
Autumn festival in this area.
Found a conductor car for a freight
train here. Didnt know there's one there.
Waiting for being harvested soon........
Transplanted some thyme pots from size 8 to size
10 then put them into flowerbed back in this spring.
This above might have died. No leaves
They are still alilve (I hope) . Need
sunshine for them to get well.
Cut some rosemary stems to get new pots.
Put them in a tiny amount of water (right) by taking
some lower leaves before you do that. You can use
the taken leaves for some cooking. Stems in the water
will be put in some pots with some sand to get new
pots. If it's basil or mint, you can wait by some
roots come out by leaving them in water but anyway
rosemaries really can't stay with humid condition,
if you put rosemaries into water so long, they get
some mold so you need to take them out of water soon
to put them in sand. Be careful !
|September 17th 2006
I found soba flowers were in bloom when
I took a walk some days ago.
I feel soba plants also grow a bit bad
this year as well as vegitables maybe because of the
strange weather. We had very long rainy season this
summer, usually it ends around the second half of
July but it did at the end of July this summer. It
has been cloudy in September, clouds never go away
from the mountains here.
|September 6th 2006
As September has come, transplanted 2 rosemaries
into bigger pots. (size 8 to 10)
The left one was still in a size 8 pot,
the right one was just after transplanted into a size
10 pot. They have already survived kinda long, perhaps
6-7 years. They say rosemaries survive for 10 years
at the longest, so I think they are enough old.
Rosemaries love sunshine really much, and really
dislike snow. I have to take them inside of the house
in winter but it causes lacking of sunshine for them.
I sometimes put them outside in the sunshine in winter
only when it's enough warm for them because if it's
not enough warm for them, it would be a problem. Some
may say I can put them somewhere inside where airconditioning
works to keep it warm but it doesn't work to keep
them good, it just helps them to get some sick e.g.
mildew. Sunshine is the best thing to keep them good.
Actually they look very sick back in this spring,
they got back well by the enough sunshine in August
after the long rainy season in July. They have stayed
in the 8 size pots for enough long and their roots
started coming out of the bottom, so I decided to
transplant them into bigger pots. I kept wondering
how I can take the big 10 size pots outside and bring
them back inside of the house for them to get sunshine
in winter when I really get tired because of the extra
snow removing job when it's needed. Even with 8 size
pots, it had been troublesome. But they have grown
that good, I need to do that by training my muscles.
Usually I transplant plants' pot into some 5 size
pot when I get some. And next year I transplant them
into size 6 pots if roots came out of the bottom and
they are perennial plants. Later on I transplant them
into 2 size bigger pots everytime when it's needed.
But I guess a size 10 pot is the biggest if I needed
to take them out and bring them back often. My waists
will get hurt if it's bigger than that. Potteries
are heavy by themselves and when we give water enough,
they get heavier.
When you are not enough awaken in the morning, rosemaries
work for you to activate your brain if you squeeze
some stems of them through your fingers. I have to
|August 28th 2006
|We put some tulip bulbs to dry
then out which we took out of our flower pots before
this summer. But I feel it's getting less and less little
We thought about the criminal and wonder
if squirrels are! Squirrels hold chestnuts in their
mouths if we put any. They do that making their mouth
scary wide open. I wonder if their chin were dthat.
If squireislocated when they do that. If squirrels
were really the criminals, hard to arrest them! lol...
|August 25th 2006
Found a couple of what we call "Monki cho"
- an yellow butterfly - at the tiny farm we borrow.
I guess it's the season to find a partner
for them now. They were elegantlly flying for a while.
Another one got in and started buttling!!!!
Seems it's not easy to get a partner even in their
|August 22th 2006
Due to the longer rainy season which had stayed at
the last half of July this year and lacking of sunshine,
most vegitables had not grown good. Fortunately finally
tomatoes started getting redder and redder day by
day. Can't eat this much, so we cook some tomato sauce.
The difference of tomato sause made
of fresh tomatoes and made of canned tomatoes are
definately its smell, I guess. Ones from canned tomatoes
are anyway stinky. I sometimes feel that definately
it's cheaper for us to buy all tomatoes we need than
growing some by ourselves because of the cost - tomato
pots, fertilizer, our time etc. But nowadyas we can
get anything we need by paying some, this kind of
stuff - ( kinda primitive, old fashioned way to supply
something what we want by ourselves ) - might be the
|August 15th 2006
Found a cicada was emerging at the front of our place.
I think they usually emerge somewhere
else not like at a front where many people can find
themselves. I thought I had better not touch it because
it was energing, so I just stayed there for a while
to give a warning if someone was stepping in praying
it could emerge safe.
Unfortunately I found this one passed
away next morning still having the shell at its left
wing. Probably I guess it was not able to take the
shell off completely which made it impossible for
it to fly away. Sometimes nature is too cruel.
|August 11th 2006
As it has been fine nowadays, people enjoy some water
related activities at Lake Aoki.
They were really away from this side
Hum....... Can a rubber boat take that
many people!? Maybe they are all slim, not like me....
|August 6th 2006
As it had rained so long and much in the rainy season
this year, vegitables seem to contain more water in
them. We put them in sunshine when it's fine to dry
Onions and purple onions. Purple ones
got bigger than needed because it kept raining when
it was time for them to get harvested.
Potatoes. Due to the much rainfalls
in the rainy season this year, we harvested them a
bit earlier than usual. Potatoes sleep for a while
after getting harvested. Usually they germinate in
April in here so that we can provide potatoes we grow
throughout winter season. But wonder how it'll go
Some Prietta also went bad because of
much rainfalls. Prietta is improved from Pechunia,
so guess perhaps not so strong for rainfalls. This
one is the best at the moment.
Found a dragonfly in my garden which
tells autumn has come though summer has just come
after the long rainy season.
Will this summer end earlier? But anyway
it's difficult to take a pic of small animals by a
digital camera. Often backgrounds are focused like
|August 4th 2006
Summer has come! The rainy season was finally over
this season, have seen fine days and summer sunshine
recently after a long interval. Seasons should be
as it should be!
Clouds in summer sky look like Watagashi
which is made of only sugar found in some local festivals
in Japan. An E127 series local train was running when
I heard the warnings of railroad crossing.
Many people enjoyed paragliding from
ski slopes. I hear some may land on where sheep or
cow walk around, they are curious about human beings
from the sky, gather around one to lick the person...
lol... wonder if it's true or false.
Swallows stay relaxed nowadays, maybe
I guess babies born in this year have already been
able to fly by thenselves. Would like them to save
enough physidal strength for more than 3000kms trip
back to the south in autumn.
Hakuba Goryu ski slope view from the
east along the Route 148. You see a slope from top
all the way to bottom. That is a combination of Grandprix,
Champion and Champion expert. Beginners can not get
in the Champion expert, so they are to take detour
to woody course to get in the bottom Toomi slope.
Of course you can get on the Telecabin to go down.
I saw this flower a lot around rice
fields. Maybe one kind of lily?
|July 28th 2006
They declaired that the rainy season was over at
in Kyushu and Shikoku region at the last half of July,
we also wait for it. I took a train from Kamishiro
to Hakuba after a long interval. As I usually drive
my car to move around, seldom walk around the town.
Some floweres are hanging in a basket
at light poles around Hakuba station. I guess this
is a pot of prietta, not sure 'cause a lot similar
floweres are now available, sometimes hard to judge
which is which.
This above is Hakubakan main office
house. It's an old traditional one which provides
some informations about mountaineering.
Tried to take some pictures of mountains
but so much cloud hide the top, had to give up.
|July 23th 2006
Not completely fine, still found some cloud in the
Waiting for the rainy season ends...................Too
late than usual.
|July 19th 2006
Found some butterflies between the rainfalls.
Often find this butterfly above, but
still have not found the name of it.
This above is "Monshiro cho"
everyone knows. I have never seen "Monki cho"
(yellow ones) for long perhaps more than 20 years.
Clouds stay lower around mountains which
tells us it may rain there. We are not damaged any
here by the heavy rainfalls now though at some places
it seems they are having hard time from the suffering.
Lately I feel it tends to rain a lot at the end of
rainy season. They say global warmth causes it.
As cucumbers in our tiny farm has been growing, we
can create a plate with them.........
Taking a umeboshi bottle out of a stock
room. I like this kind of antique stuff. These umeboshi
are what we pickled 3-4 years ago. Umeboshi is a kind
of Japanese stuff, very sour.
#1 Take seeds out of each and every
umeboshi, hit them on a board with a kitchen knife
to make it paste.
#2 Grill some one-night's dried horse mackerels in
an oven and untie them.
#3 Devide a cucumber into 2 vertically to delete
all the seeds inside. Slice them as you like.
#4 Mix all of them above. If the umeboshi paste tastes
too sour for you, you can add some Mirin in it.
Recommended plate for suffer from the
summer heat. If you have never tried umeboshi yet,
you can ask us when you stay in our place with us
|July 14th 2006
I found someone enjoying water skiing
at Lake Kizaki, I got off my car and walked to the
lakeside to see it closer. But oh well, it seemed
It didn't seem any accidents, so I was
not in a hurry to do any. Maybe they just needed some
rest. I guess perhaps I have to train my legs to enjoy
it. Probably a lot muscle power required.
Exactly there were some cloud in the
sky, but fine day with sunshine.
Here's marrow tea, you need to put some marrow flowers
in a pot - fresh ones or dried ones, it doesn't matter.
Pour some hot water in the pot and put
a lid on it and leave it for a while.
Pour some in the cup, it looks slightly
cobalt blue or blue.
Squeeze some lemon into the cup, see
it changes pink in color.
It totally looks different in color
which is a magic.
Summer has come, time for viola to be
end to bloom. I tried this color combination for viola
Usually I put some yellow and orange
ones together, but this one might be nice as well.
|July 13th 2006
Delfinium and marrow have been in bloom since late
Delfinium could be 2 meters tall if
the enviroments around were enough good for them,
so we need to put some poles to support them like
above. Delfinium flowers get in bloom one after another
in a bunch, probably flowers in a bunch are just in
bloom only for 2 weeks which is not long. I found
some delfinium seeds at a home center (DIY shop) nearby
and got some to grow. In the year I seeded them, they
didnt get any flowers but from next year they regularly
get in bloom at this time of the year. I guess probably
they really rely on sunshine the most to grow
Marrow belongs to a hollyhock group.
We can enjoy some herb tea with its flower. Marrow
tea looks cobalt blue or blue if I dare describe but
when you squeeze some lemon in it, it changes pink
which is magic!
|July 9th 2006
Went to Snowharp crosscountry skiing trails to watch
fireflies with a couple of guests originally from
Holland. Click this almost dark black picture below
to see a clip.
People around said it was fewer than
usual, exactly I saw more somewhere else close by
though. One of the customer told me that he had never
seen that many before, for the other, that seemed
the first time to see fireflies. Glad I could show
them this. Maybe they added something "mysterious"
about Japan. This observation party will have been
until July 17th 2006.
|July 4th 2006
As it was a bit cloudy, we didn't find anyone enjoying
kayaking, canoeing at Lake Aoki.
We found some people drawing pictures
instead. I have not drawn any for long, gotta be ready
to do some again!
At a bit northern point. You can see
Aokiko ski slopes at the opposite side of the lake.
Water temperture of this lake seems to be cold even
in midsummer. They say there's some water come out
from the bottom the lake which is one of reason why.
I guess the shape of this lake bottom and the depth
are also reasons.
Dyers camomile is a perennial plant
with golden yellow flowers.
Dyers camomile was used to dye some
clothes by its yellow color that's why they got this
name. Dyeres camomile doesnt have so strong perfume
like german camomile does. We have just some, probably
it looks like a golden yellow carpet if we could have
a lot more.
In a TV program, they showed us how
to enjoy herbs and pork cutlet together so we also
tried as we have many herbs in our flowerbeds and
The left one ( 6 kinds of herbs ): lemonberm,
nastatium, oregano, peppermint, sparemint and italian
perceley in clockwise from upper left. The right one
( 3 kinds of herbs) : Top -- Aoshiso (Japanese basil
if i could say ), right - basil and left - thyme.
Prepare some lettuce, put some pork
cutlet in the middle of the lettuce. Put some tonkatsu
(pork cutlet ) sauce on it and add some favorite herbs,
wrap then with the lettuce. This above shows a combination
of lemonberm, peppermint, thyme and oregano. Clearly
saying, thyme is the best of the 9 herbs we prepare
today. So we mainly put thyme first then added some
other herbs each time differently to check what was
the best combo. We would like to try rosemary next
time though we didnt prepare it this time.
|July 1st 2006
A kind of camomile which survives just less than
a year. Has lots of flowers and smells like apples.
Looks like below around 9 a.m.
Does like this below around 11 a.m.
They say we had better harvest the flowers
in the morning of sunny days. Use some for herb tea,
herb bath or dry some out to stock. Other camomiles
e.g. Roman camomiles, Dyers camomiles are also availavle,
they are perennial plants. We have all of them in
|June 25th 2006
|It's rainy season now in some regions in
Japan. It looks a bit of illusion even if it doesn't
rain. Sometimes it's better have something cool like
this picture below.
It's Russia beyond the horizon, there's
a regular service from Nakhodka. There seems a watering
place just right away. Japan sea look really differen
- severe and tough - in winter.
|June 22th 2006
It's getting warmer and warmer day by day, snow at
some ridges has been melting little by little.
The closest one to this side is Ichiyasan,
the second one is a ridge in Hakuba 47 ski slope,
the next one with some snow left is a ridge from Happo-one
to Mt.Karamatsu, the furtherest one is Japan North
|June 21th 2006
What flowers are they?
Answer : flowers of potatoes!!!!
|June 20th 2006
|It's rainy season here in Japan
so we cut some out from oregano and thyme to avoid
|Fresh oregano is too strong to use,
so we dry it out to save. You can use some thyme
in fresh as well as dried ones.
|It might need a bit of time to dry
them but that's how we can use our own herbs annualy
|A midwife lady bug?
Long, long time ago (maybe 30 years and a bit
more), there was a duet called "Cherish"
that sang "A ladybug samba". But this
"samba" also could mean a midwife in
Japanese. As some of you know, we Japanese use
3 kinds of alphabet. When we write something in
hiragana or katakana, samba is always samba, midwife
or samba it doesn't matter but when we write it
in Kanji which is originally from China (Kanji
came to Japan more than a thousand years ago),
the ones for midwife are a little bit difficult.
I enjoyed learning the difficult kanjis for a
midwife because I linked it to samba for "A
|I know there's a ladybug called
"Nanahoshi-tento" which means a ladybug
with 7 marks on its back. But this one has a lot
more! Does anyone know what ladybug this is?
This below is a baby ladybug.
|June 19th 2006
|Strawberries started having fruits, so now we
can get a tiny bit of them everyday.
We put some blue net to avoid ravens as they
like something "red". 10 fruits at
the most a day as we don't have so many strawberries
yet. Some are eaten a bit by bugs (probably
:-) because we don't use any agricultural chemicals.
A bunch of 10 strawberries looks
like this above. Not enough, so we just put
them in a salad dish.
| June 17th 2006
Weeded our garden and found
Definately a wallnut tree! We
put some wallnut in winter for squirrels.
They take them somewhere and stock some. But
perhaps sometimes they forget where they put
some or lazy enough to do nothing. Wallnuts
left behind are to germninate later, so we
can say squirrels create forests.
| June 14th 2006
They say that it'll be rainy
tomorrow so I took tulip bulbs out of pots
today. Some books say tulip bulbs are like
one time only thing but I put enough fertilizer
when i put them into flower pots, perhaps
will put them under the sunshine
or in the shade for a while to delete all
ths sand around.
This picture below shows one of herbs chives.
They are Welsh onion (leek) family, but very
thin. We use some for fish dish or just as
spice for noodles and stuff.
This pic below shows basils
I used one for lasagna yesterday. Most of
herbs are originally from Europe, but basils
are from semi tropical zone which means basils
like humidity and hot weather. That's why
basils can survive summer everywhere even
in Japan though it was a bit hard for example
for lavenders to survive in summer especially
at the Pacific ocean side western than Tokyo.
Perhaps the easiest herb to grow.
Basils die in autumn earlier
than any other herbs. Maybe you can make it
alive by taking them inside of your house
but I don't think it works here in Hakuba.
Interesting thing is, basils are perilla family
but I have never seen basils naturally germinate
by some seeds widespreaded by themselves though
perillas do. Perhaps basils' seeds can not
survive in the snow.
|June 12th 2006
Swallows are now busy to raise
A couple of swallows put a nest
at a station name board in Kamishiro station
which is the nearest station to my place.
It seems that 2 kinds of swallows come to
this area. One is normal swallow, the other
is what we call "iwa-tsubame" which
usually come to mountain area. Normal swallow
have red throats but iwa-tsubame have white
ones. Normal swallow have tails like tailcoats,
iwa-tsubame have tails like shamisen plectrums.
How come can they fly over that long distance
like 3,000kms? I have read an article in a
book that a group of cuttle fish fishermen
boats found a group of small birds - maybe
bluetails in English - getting lost on the
sea. They turned all the lights at their boats
to lead the small birds safely to a land nearby!
|June 11th 2006
The moutains pic of yesterday. A bit
clowdy though, Hakuba-Yarigatake, Shakushidake,
Shiroumadake.(Left to right).
You see Iwatake ski slope at the lower
right, Happo-one (pronounce like "Onay",
not one as in 1) ski slope at the middle left. Taken
at Matsukawabashi bridge.
|June 10th 2006
Went to Obinta outdoor hot spring this morning. This
one is a completely ourdoor, but not available in
winter because of the snow. Click this picture to
see a short clip.
It was a little bit colder then expected
but anyway it's an outdoor one, open to surroundings
so it's very nice. We have many in Nagano prefecture
which is excellent!!
|June 9th 2006
Found a big hornet's nest at
an old warehouse in kayo area --10kms apart
from my house. Perhaps more than 60cms in
height, 40cms in width. Maybe more if I get
close to it, but didn't want to!!!!
Wonder if some hornets are active
inside!?!?!? I hear they are most aggressive
in autumn. Each autumn they say some people
are attacked by them. Have to be careful.
Getting in the rainy season?
-- It seems that most part of Japan are getting
in the rainy season now, it's rainy here in
Hakuba today as well. Good chance to plant
a cutting. I did some Hedera a bit back, they
are all growing good now.
The Himekawa 2nd dam lake is
now full of water. Looks pretty much beautiful.
When we walk along the salt road here, we
find some dososhin. This one wears a red hat
|June 8th 2006
Tried seeding tomatoes this
season though we have bought some pots in
some previous years.
As they are not enough big to
get transplanted in the farm, so just put
there in pots. Chopsticks and plastic are
for guard against wind. Actually another roof
above the tomatoes approximately 2 meters
tall as we have very strong wind here sometimes
so we just follow what local people advice.
|June 7th 2006
We put 10kgs potatoes in our small farm nearby.
It really depends on the year how much we can
harvest in summer.
Usually we harvest them at the first half in
August. We do it all by hand!!!! Any helpers?
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