January 1, 2023 - Hey friends Happy New Year!!!!
Thanks for coming to read our updates. Wishing all of you a happy and healthy
Picture - Us about to
eat a traditional Japanese New Years meal.
January 4, 2023 - This was actually the second
day of a four day and three night trip up to out mountain campsite. This was
also the first camping trip of the new year. We spent most of the four days
raking up twigs and leaf litter on the public access road. We wanted to be sure
our friends with two wheel drive vehicles would be able to visit without any
Picture - Us eating
lunch up at out mountain.
January 6, 2023 - This is the last day of our
first camping trip of the new year. This was actually our 32nd overnight camping
trip since we purchased the property over a year and a half ago. A bit chilly
this time of the year but still okay thanks to "glamping" in our bus tents. A long
Picture - Us getting
ready to return home.
January 11, 2023 - This is the last day of our
second camping trip of the new year. This was actually our 33rd overnight
camping trip since we purchased the property over a year and a half ago. We
spent the entire trip cutting huge oak trees along the access road. The trees
had numerous branches that were dried and rotted out and were hanging over the
road and unsafe. This also opened up the canopy even more allowing for a
fantastic nighttime view of the stars. The entire family really likes working
Picture - Us working
on gathering up the cut wood to be used for firewood next year.
January 12, 2023 - This was a perfect day for our
first trip to the farm of the new year. We picked a few Sakurajima radishes and
close to a hundred sweet potatoes before returning home.
Picture - Us at the
January 12, 2023 - What a great way to finish off
a beautiful day....with a party. We invited our best friends on the island, the
Miharasan family. The kids all had a great time, as did the adults as usual. A
bit too much beer and wine but the hangover the next day was worth the fun, lol.
Picture - Us partying
with our best friends.