This is a story about an international couple raising and home educating three young boys on a small island in Japan, half living in buses, engaged in organic, self-sufficient farming in the middle of a mountain forest while dealing with climate, cultural, and personal challenges. These pages are about pretty much anything and everything all guided by our family motto, Taking Chances, Making Changes, Being Happy. Thank you very much for joining us on our ongoing crazy adventure.

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STORY 2020
This was both an exciting year and a difficult year for us. We were happy to welcome our third son into the world. This was by far the best news of the year. We were lucky all of us were able to be there for his birth. There was a window of only a couple of weeks during the pandemic where kids were allowed in and we were fortunate he was born during that time. Much of the year was spent in isolation with the exception of a few small parties at the house with friends and occasionally meeting friends at our farms. We stayed away from the public beaches and most of the island events were cancelled. We spent most of this year finally getting control of our farms and finishing off a bunch of house projects. Then in August I could not walk for a few days. Although not confirmed, I now have most of the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
  • January 2020 - No posts.
  • February 2020 - No posts.
  • March 2020 - No posts.
  • April 2020 - No posts.
  • May 2020 - No posts.
  • June 2020 - The birth of our third son.
  • July 2020 - No posts.
  • August 2020 - No posts.
  • September 2020 - No posts.
  • October 2020 - No posts.
  • November 2020 - No posts.
  • December 2020 - No posts.