Category Archives: 田舎暮らし

The Fat of the Land

A Book Review I’m going to do something I haven’t done in a while and talk about a book. The Fat of the Land by John Seymour is a classic “back to the land” memoir in the vein of 10 … Continue reading

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Where has Brodoland been?!?!

Hey all. It has been a pretty wild winter. We moved into the House back in the first week of September. Once we had moved in I have had little time for blogging. Also a funny thing happened. Once I … Continue reading

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A little outing with LP1

For a couple hours on Sunday, TLG and MB were at a piano lesson and LP2 was down for a nap, so I took LP1 with me to go to the orchard and see how the trees are blossoming. Many … Continue reading

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School Ground Cleaning

Today was Sunday, Mothers day, and also the day for going to my son’s elementary school at 7:00 a.m. to participate in the periodic grounds keeping event. You see, here in Japan the schools have no “janitors” or things of … Continue reading

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Work on the house and other happenings

It never seems to end. The more work I do the more work I uncover that needs to be done. We still have no Kitchen, no bath, and no hot water. And the rainy season is approaching and I am … Continue reading

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We have a Toilet

The House has a crusty old pit latrine in the back corner that I have yet to even touch. Pit latrines are disgusting. They smell horrible, look gross, and have to be vacuumed out regularly and the waste hauled off. … Continue reading

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Another busy week

The weeks are flying by. I can’t believe its been more than a week since I posted! But a lot has been happening around here: 1. Spring Festival at my inlaw’s neighborhood. They have a much bigger shrine and a … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning and Kabosu Pruning

Last week I visited a friend in a neighboring community who moved down from the Kanto region after the Tohoku earthquake. They have adopted an old farm house and have been living in it and fixing it for about a … Continue reading

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Spring Festival

A lot has happened in the last few days, and I’ll break it all down into chunks: 1. The House: Demolition work has begun in earnest after the full extent of the Termite problem was discovered. I had to completely … Continue reading

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Bringing Out the Neighbors

Yesterday was a pretty nice day, started cloudy but by afternoon the sun was out. Its been a weird winter for Japan, with all this rain, kind of reminds me of an Oregon winter actually. Anyway, today I went to … Continue reading

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