Wallabi's Farm: The English Hototogisu Bakery and Farm Blog

Hello, my name is Sara. In 2005 my husband and I bought an old farmhouse in Okayama, borrowed a few fields and set to building ourselves a pleasant rural life. Now, several years on, we have fields a-plenty, what was until the end of 2012 a wheaty bread bakery and is now prepping to be a gluten-free space, and have incorporated our efforts into the Hototogisu Bakery and Farm. Welcome!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The monthly post...

And so, what have Sara and Shuzo been doing since the rice harvest, you ask? Why, building a new kitchen, of course!

The old kitchen was a dim, 3 meter square, damp-cement-floored, drafty room of unpleasantness, furnished much as a camp kitchen might be. The new kitchen, on the other hand, is spacious, bright, has a partially tiled, partially raised-wooden floor and is home to a large double sink, a gas range and oven and, here's the big one - a woodstove! We're still doing the finish work - Shuzo is making tables and counters from unfinished slabs of lumber, and we are trying to decide what exactly we want by way of cabinets, but we are moved in to this delightful new room and are loving it! Even more, we are loving the sense that MAJOR CONSTRUCTION IS DONE! Admittedly, there is still some work to do around the house - replace the ladder to the guest room with stairs, build a deck outside our bedroom, put up siding and insulate with straw-clay, for example, but none of those project require moving out of a room. Hoorah!

Over the next few days I'll try to get up some posts of the steps involved in building the kitchen.


At 5:15 PM, Anonymous Maggie said...

For the love of god, do you people ever sleep? Seriously, I am totally impressed with your skills, and motivation! The pics are gorgeous, put up more! I demand it!


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