Friday June 26th, 2020
15 sprigs of fresh elderflower 2L boiled water 6L water 1kg sugar 3 lemons, peel sliced off in strips
Thursday May 21st, 2020
I harvested a lot of Rosemary. I wanted to use them as much as possible. But it is also, trouble some to remove fine leaves each time of cooking. So I tried canning it with olive oil.In this video, it seems that I cut small amount of rosemary but actually I did it many times and huge amount of Rosemary fit in the glass jar.
Friday July 12th, 2019
I used to buy gardening soil. I could use it, sometimes gardening went well. Sometimes failed because of sickness or bugs. I thought this is quite regular way of gardening. But this time, I took a bag of leaf mold from the park. And I put it in the container, and put more leaves, used tealeaves and coffee. And mixed it. A month later, I started to use it for gardening. And I realized, this is very different from the soil from the stores. My plants are happier, no sickness. I don’t need extra fertilizer. 2 months later, I opened my container of soil, and surprised founding so many life, thousand of earthworms and tiny tiny worms, and mushrooms, hyphae. I found this soil is alive. This is why all my plants are healthy now. The negative thing is, I don’t know how much lives have been lost by being used for gardening.
Friday June 30th, 2017
毎年千葉の茂原の友人の田植えの手伝いをしています。 無農薬栽培で、昔ながらの方法にこだわってお米作りをされているのですが、毎日のように食べるお米なのでこのように一年に一度、お米を育てることが体験できることをとてもありがたい機会だと思います。 最近茂原には、若い方々が移住されてきて新しいレストランやカフェなどが出来始めています。 お昼は、去年できたばかりのピッツエリアの storia(ストーリア）でランチをごちそうになりました。田畑に囲まれた場所に白いシンプルな程よい大きさの建物が建っているのが良いなと思いました。薪釜で焼かれたピザはモチモチで噛むほどに味がありとても美味しくいただきました。生地もトマトソースももちろん手作りなので、ベジタリアンでも安心でした。
Saturday May 6th, 2017
tea leaf picking : 茶摘み体験そして煎茶作り
pick new tea leaf and make our own tea!
Saturday May 25th, 2013
planting rice seedling : 千葉
A souvenir from a Rice farm helping out. We go helping there every year. Hand planting is time consuming, but I thought it’s necessary to experience for everyone. Soil, water, sunlight and wind all together make seedling grow. And while planting, our feet are sticking to the mud as if we become plants. It also helps to figure out, how much land do we need to get enough rice each year just for ourself. Surprisingly, it’s just a small land.
Friday May 17th, 2013