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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