It’s really hard keeping a garden when you live on a tiny island in the middle of nowhere. It’s even harder when you don’t bother to weed for around a month during the rainy season. Our garden looked more like a jungle by the time we got around to doing some major clean-up this morning.
As you can see, it still does’t look amazing, but it’s a lot better than before.
Our poor little plants were getting choked out by all of the tall weeds. Hopefully they’ll come back in full force now that they can have their fair share of sunshine.
Not only is being in the inaka hard for our plants, it’s hard on us, too. Now that the rains have stopped (at least for the next week), we have to reapply poison powder all around our house. There are so many bugs around here that we literally have to surround our house with poison to cut down on the amount of cockroaches, rolly polly bugs, and the dreaded mukade (poisonous centipede) that enter our house. This year we’ve only found two really bigs ones and a handful of small mukade in our house. If you saw a mukade, you’d understand why I insist on sleeping in a mesh tent during the summer months when they’re most rampant.
We had a very productive morning; it felt good. After a quick shower (we were both drenched in sweat thanks to the 30 degree weather and 80% humidity), we took a walk to the hotel for some nice teishoku (Japanese set menu) lunches and then iced coffee and cake afterwards.
Now we have just one more day of relaxing during the 3-day weekend and then it’s back to work.