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!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Fun with high tech toys

We had some visitors last week, and while chatting of this and that, they mentioned the very fancy Geiger counter they bought, and that they happened to have it in their car. Naturally we all decided to try it out!

The first step was to check the reading far from the chickens (16 something-or-others), then near the chicken house (16 again), and finally, inside the egg-layer chicken house, where the reading was slightly lower (less radiation from above, one assumes) at 15 what-have-yous.

A good news sort of day, especially when combined with the faxed results of the egg testing: no radioactive ions detected! Happy chickens.

2 Comments:

At 11:46 AM, Anonymous rosh said...

Hi Sara, Great blog. We have enjoyed checking it out. We are two Americans who live and work in Yokohama and Tokyo. Since we are on a work assignment in Japan till 2015, we're attempting to visit all 47 prefectures and better understand Japan and Japanese culture through the prism of agriculture. We've been keeping a blog in Japanese and English of our experiences at www.47japanesefarms.com . If you have a chance to check it out, we would love your feedback. Cheers!

 
At 1:51 PM, Blogger Sara said...

That looks like a neat project, and a great way to see Japan. I am looking forward to seeing where else you go!

 

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