its so much cooler here near mt.fuji, who i see every morning unless its cloudy or hazy. Coolness is a good thing.
Swam in a mountain lake, where the water was so blue I could hardly believe it and fish swam round my toes. Swimming in water thats not freezing is also a novely for me.
Fuji eco park is not quite as expected ^ it feels a bit abandoned apart from the wwoofers its just one guy. but its saved by the great australian couple and japanese engineer phd student who are great fun and have shown josie and what to do.
mostly it involves the chickens, or weeding. i have run about chasing chickens, grabbing the bastards and throwing them back into their pen, feeding them, collecting eggs and allsorts. its all rather good fun or at least its outside with incredible scenery including those fantastic crows and now also eagles. weeding is fun because it usually involes long rambling conversation …the australians in particular have some great tales
there is also a black labrador here who is kept chained up, we let him off today and he ran about gleefully pissing on everything, and then out the gate. he came back eventually.
also, last night we killed a chicken..onenot laying eggs any more (they are all battery rescued birds so are not amazingly good shape) this morning i plucked it and helped cut it up, had its gizzards for lunch and stirfried breast. talk about new experiences!
eep have to go now, up early tomorrow for a fesitval or something. will be looking to move on from here soon if i can because it may end up just me, josie and 500 chickens in a couple of weeks..