--------以下は過去のブログです--------

( ภาษาไทย)Our guest, Ms. Pari Pari, from Thailand wrote a blog about her staying at Yokoya farm last year.

https://pantip.com/topic/39663824 She had made a reservation through Facebook one year before she came to visit us. You will imagine how our accommodation is by her blog even a breakfast and some interiors have been changed a bit. Because of the difference of wether between Japan and Thailand, she seemed to enjoy to see apples and some flowers as well. I knew that our usual is her unusual. I’m sure she took a lot of time to write this blog.( I also write a blog and struggle with it sometimes so I know,,,) Thanks Ms.Pari Pari, we really appreciate your blog. Here is her blog↓ https://pantip.com/topic/39663824

The apple season is over.

Hello, I’m Asuka from Yokoya Farm. We harvested all of our fuji apples last month.(~24th November) More than half of the apples we grow is fuji so there is A LOT!! We picked 500 boxes of fuji apples (18kg/box) for a week. We need to wait fuji apples to get nectar inside of them and then we can start to harvest. It’s said that fuji apples start to have nectar when it gets cold. By the end of November, we can’t see any more apples in our orchard. I’m already missing the beautiful view of apples and autumn leaves I love. However, I think we can feel more precious when…

Yohasira Shrine in the downtown

Hi, It’s Asuka. It’s getting cooler gradually and it means we can get delicious apples too! So today, I’ll introduce about Yohashira shrine at Nawatestreet in Matsumoto. Yohasira shrine is located at the middle of this street. A lot of people come to visit here to pray everyday but there are also wedding ceremonies and Shichi-go-san (7,5,3 years old celebration) held here. Shichi-go-san is an annual festival in Japan to celebrate the grown of children.   People usually hold wedding ceremonies at ceremony halls or hotels nowadays in Japan but some people do at shrines. In the case of that, it’ called Shinzen-shiki (Shinto wedding) and people dressed with Japanese…

Finally baby swallows left a nest

Hello, I’m Asuka from Yokoyafarm. Baby swallows lived in our house finally left the nest! I found a parent bird making a nest a month ago and she started to keep eggs warm and then baby birds were born 2 weeks ago. Baby birds grew up well and all 4 birds left to a new world. It seems that swallows born in Japan usually spend a time in Japan from spring to autumn and then move to Taiwan or Philippine or Australia in winter time. It gets too cold to find insects that is fed on them in winter in Japan so they move to warmer place that time. Some…