Taking Chances....Making Changes....Being Happy
Happy New Year

- Hey Friends, Happy New Year!!!!. This month has already been pretty busy with a couple of camping trips, a trip to the beach, and a bit of farming. Please click the following link to see our pictures from this month. Thanks.

Story January 2023

Picture - Us eating lunch up at out mountain.
We Purchased a Mountain

We purchased a mountain in the Northern section of the island. We are planning an agroforestry project. If you wanna know more please scroll to the Agroforestry links. The information is written in English but will be translated to Japanese soon. Thanks for your interest in our agroforestry project.

Translation in Japanese:
島の北部に位置する山の土地を取得しました。この山をアグロフォレストにするアグロフォレストリープロジェクトを計画しています。 詳しくは、Agroforestryリンクまでスクロールしてください。英語ですが、日本語も近く公開予定です。よろしくお願いします。

Picture - Trail to one of our proposed campsites.

We are already supplying close to 100% of our fresh food needs with our farms and now it's time for the next step, which in this case, means buying a mountain. Yup, we purchased a mountain which backs to the reservoir which supplies water to the island. The total land area of the mountain is over 18,000 square meters, which is about 193,750 square feet for those of you still using the Imperial measuring system, or about 4.5 acres. The mountain is loaded with hinoki and sugi trees and has beautiful views of the reservoir. Public facilities are located directly across the reservoir and include a huge park, sports fields, a community center, and several bathrooms. A small cabin style bathroom is located a mere 4 minute walk from our property in a small park and includes flush toilets, a public source of drinking water, and picnic tables.
Our Agroforest Progress Report

Now January 2023 and the campsite is basically set up and comfortable now. Continue reading....
The History of Our Agroforest

When we decided to purchase this property, we had no idea of the deep history connected to this land. Continue reading....
Our Story

We are a very different kind of family. We are not working in the conventional sense, our kids are not in school, we are mostly self-sufficient supplying close to 100% of our fresh food needs, and we spend 24/7 together. It was a tough road to get here but now we are settled and enjoying a very simple existence. Over the years I realized the three things that got us here, Taking Chances....Making Changes....Being Happy. For those of you contemplating life changing decisions, hopefully you can find a few ideas, inspiration, motivation, etc....on these pages to help you along your road.
The Birth of Our Youngest Son

A look back in time to the birth of our youngest son who is now 2 years old. A crazy story for sure. Continue reading....
The Birth of Our Middle Son

A look back in time to the birth of our middle son who is now 6 years old. A crazy story for sure. Continue reading....