The Sunny Weekend in Yamamoto

Spring had definitely come to Yamamoto the weekend we were there.
It felt really great working under the sun. Although inside the greenhouse is like a sauna. But again, a great way to naturally lose some pounds by sweating it out. Just need to remember not to forget sunscreen next time. It was that warm outside.
So it’s no wonder the flowers were starting to bloom. The fields, that were just a couple weeks ago just dirt and dead leaves, had started turning green here and there. Something very exciting about spring. Like seeing color just burst into the world. 
It’s really like Robin Williams says, “Spring is nature’s way of saying, Let’s party!”
The sweet dogs we play with during breaks, Sakura and Shibazakura.
The parent plants are growing steadily for this summer.
All the lovely green grwoing around the greenhouse and my new boots.
My awesome mugiwara hat I borrowed for the sunny day.
Lunch was delicious soba with tororo imo…so delicious!
My fascination for greenhouse farming grows with the plants.
Parent plants aren’t meant to grow strawberries so we pick the flowers.
Nothing beats taking a break and enjoying strawberries!
Done for the day…time to head to onsen!
Received the most delicious strawberries as a gift.
Pretty trees by the onsen entrance.

We could see the Zao mountains on our way back…so pretty!
Our second day was filled with shovels, sand/dirt, and these awesome wheely things.
Found a classical CD in its case while digging…still a lot of things in the ground.
The cherry blossom that was planted last year…hope it blooms every year! x

6 thoughts on “The Sunny Weekend in Yamamoto”

  1. I thought the soba was the most delicious-looking food I'd seen in a long time, but that was before I saw the strawberries …

    PS: WSpring is nature's way of saying, Let's party!” Beautiful!


  2. Wow. You got to do a lot of different things. Did you get any blisters? (They have special bandaids for blisters now, he says thinking it is some kind of up-to-date news, but probably it is old hat).

    Your boots look really nice. Are those monpe you are wearing?

    Shoveling and hauling dirt, pinching buds and flowers of parent plants, heartbreaking archeological excavation; tempered with things such as a strawberry break, mountain-yam soba, a cherry-blossom concierge welcoming you to a relaxing, stiff-muscle-soothing hot spring after a hard days’s work. Looks like a productive and satisfying weekend of healthy, volunteer work.

    By the way, you were really close. It’s a wheelbarrow. There is a Japanese link on the left 日本語 that leads to a page about 手押し車


  3. Yes, my hands are so out of shape (haven't done garden work in ages!) that I still get blisters every time I do shovel work. But I'm hoping my hands are getting stronger 😀

    My boots are just regular worker boots…haven't seen anyone in a monpe yet!

    Ah, wheelbarrow! That's the word I was looking for, thank you!


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