I Said Suck!
The above photo is Aunt Maiko (not Tomoe's sister, but acts like an aunt to Mona, and was a HUGE help in the rice field last year when Tomoe was knocked up, and helps us a lot on our tours.) At one time we thought about giving her a spare room in the house and hiring her as a nanny so we could focus on work and farming, but since she would not be able to feed Mona anyway, it wouldn't really free Tomoe up so much, except for washing diapers, which Tomoe LOVES (seriously) to do, so she would never let Maiko take that job anyway. Maybe when Mona is a bit older and doesn't need boob.
We're getting lots of mail about the TV show from people who saw it in Tokyo, as well as people who watched the video that Vincent so graciously shared with us. In case you haven't seen the comment section of the previous post, you can watch the Japanese version below (part 1 on top continued in the second video). I am still working on the English subtitles, and trying to figure out how to add them to the video. So if you don't have time to watch it twice, you might want to wait for the English subtitle version...
Next, we see some shots taken on our walk yesterday. Nothing spectacular, just showing how much snow we still have left. We don't expectit to snow any more.Today was rain, and the days feel like spring. What a fast winter it was!
And finally, below we see Aunt Maiko's reaction to Tomoe's diciplinary methods when Mona won't drink.