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Rent-A-Field in Tokyo ☆ Farming Experience

July 22, 2012

After our fabulous trip in Texas, my three kids and I stopped by in Tokyo before returning to our home in Jakarta, Indonesia and spent a week with my family. I try to make a point to visit our families at least once a year during summer because we live far away from both sides of our families being in Indonesia. This summer we stayed in Tokyo only for a week and it felt too short, but I am thankful that I was able to stay with my family with the three kids, which is a lot to ask.

My dad who is fully retired, started renting a little farm recently not far from our home and takes farming classes on weekends. He took my girls to the little field he rented and they had a chance to harvest some vegetables. The girls loved it and it was a great hands-on experience for them to learn where vegetables come from and how they grow. My dad is doing a great job growing vegetables. It’s hard for me to feed water to plants who don’t talk. I can’t even keep small plants alive for a month myself!

テキサスで楽しい夏休みを過ごした後、インドネシアへ戻る途中東京の実家の家に寄りました。インドネシア在住で、アメリカと日本の家族から離れて暮らしているので、夫と私両方の家族に1年に一回、夏に会いに行くようにしています。日本滞在は一週間ととても短かったのですが、子供が3人となり、実家にも迷惑をかけるので、1週間のみとなりました。子供達は満喫してくれた様です。

退職した父は、最近実家の近所に小さな畑をレンタルして、農業学校のクラスを受け、野菜を育てています。滞在中、父は娘2人を連れて畑に連れて行ってくれ、野菜の収穫をさせてくれました。子供達は大喜びでした。普段食卓に出る食べ物がどのように育っているのかを見るのはとても貴重な体験となりました。父が野菜を育てていて、感心しました。言葉をかけない植物に水をやるのをつい忘れてしまいます。うちでは1ヶ月も観葉植物が持たないんですよ。

I had fun snapping shots of the girls who enjoyed harvesting vegetables at the field.

畑で野菜の収穫を楽しんでいる子供の姿を写真撮影する私もとても楽しみました。

I am back in Jakarta after spending three weeks in Texas and a week in Tokyo. My sister was visiting us in Jakarta for a week after our return in Jakarta, but she just left to go back to Japan. Now I have no excuse for not blogging. I have so many photos I would like to post. Now that our vacation is over that it’s time for me to set a routine again and get adjusted back to more of a regular schedule. Summer break from school is nice because I don’t have to worry about getting up early in the morning, making lunch for my first daughter, helping homework and putting kids to bed by a certain hour. I hope I can keep up with a school routine again.

テキサスでの3週間と日本での1週間の休暇を終え、ジャカルタに戻ってきます。ジャカルタに戻ってすぐ、妹が1週間程遊びに来てくれていたのですが、昨日日本に帰国してしまいました。ブログをアップしない言い訳がもう無いですね。ブログに載せたい写真が沢山あります。また休暇が終わったので、規則正しい生活に戻らなくてはなりません。夏休み中は、朝の早起き、弁当作り、宿題や子供の就寝時間の心配しなくて良いので良いですね。学校が始まった後の規則正しい生活に付いて行けるかちょっと自信がありませんが、頑張ります。

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  1. July 22, 2012 9:43 pm

    It’s so great for kids to see where food really comes from. What in the world is that huge root?!

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    • July 22, 2012 10:17 pm

      Hehehe. It’s called Daikon radish. We eat daikon a lot in Japan. I like to make daikon salad like in this post.

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