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Izumiさん: 劇的ビフォアアフター in ニューヨーク
ハンドル名Izumi さん
ブログタイトル劇的ビフォアアフター in ニューヨーク
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サイト紹介文ニューヨーク州に中古物件を購入し夫婦二人三脚で改装中!日々の出来事を英語/日本語で綴っています。
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Izumi さんのブログ記事

  • Entrance walkway 玄関の小道
  • 11/12/2018 There was the first snowfall here two days ago. And the temperature this morning was 22F… The winter came to Hudson Valley! This year was a little bit crazy compare to the last year. We had a really long summer with tons of rain, high temps with humidity and it was difficult to deal with. Anyway, we had a little project done the other day. Our entrance walkway was renovated. There was [続きを読む]
  • Shaker box making #1 シェーカーボックス
  • 10/24/2018 Here is Rich’s latest project, making Shaker box from scratch. We both attended a workshop to make boxes early this y
    ear but Rich wants to do everything by himself this time. As a starter, he started making cores. He’s been doing all the prepara
    tions and he needs more time. Once everything is done then WE both will make boxes together. I would love to master this and hopef
    ully making [続きを読む]
  • panhandle cover ハンドルカバー
  • 10/18/2018 There are variety of festivals held in Hudson valley almost every weekend throughout summer and fall. There was a craft
    festival the other day and we saw many vendors or individuals selling their unique products. When I was walking around, I encount
    ered a leather shop displaying small leather craft like cash trays, key chains and coin cases etc… But the thing drew my attenti
    on was this [続きを読む]
  • Step stool 踏み台
  • 10/16/2018 Here is Rich’s latest woodworking project, Shaker style step stool. He’s been practicing Dovetail joint for about a
    month and he is getting better. This is his first practice piece and he used pine(soft wood). I would have to say that he did a g
    reat job on his very first step stool. Now, he is making one with quater-sawn oak(hard wood).2018年10月16日 このところリ
    ッチ君は朝から晩まで時 [続きを読む]
  • Garlic にんにく
  • 10/15/2018 We went to “Hudson Valley Garlic Festival” the other day. As you can easily guess, we found everything with garlic. Garlic jam, cheese, sausages, ice cream or whatever… Our purpose was to buy garlic to plant in our garden. Since we are beginners we talked with several vendors and got useful “how to” tips from them. The most important thing that we learned was to plant the cloves ar [続きを読む]
  • Apple picking りんご狩り
  • 10/14/2018 We went on apple picking the other day. There are some apple orchards near our house and they offer “pick your own apples”. Our mission was to pick fresh apples by ourselves, make apple pie filling and can them right away. Anyway, this is what we did.2018年10月14日 我が家の周りにはリンゴを始め色々な果樹園があり、夏〜秋にかけて旬のフルーツを楽しむことができます。この時期はリンゴがピ [続きを読む]
  • Gardening end of summer 家庭菜園
  • 9/30/2018 End of September. Our garden is still going but they produce less ans slow. I harvested the last leaves of kale yesterda
    y. I pulled all the kale plants and felt very sad… No more happy-healthy-organic-nonGMO-homegrown kale… We still have tomato,
    cucumber, green pepper and eggplant and I hope they do well at least through October. This year we also learned water canning. We
    have canned [続きを読む]
  • Man cave マンケイブ #5
  • 9/14/2018 The man cave update! This is how it looks right now. The work bench, a TV and a speaker mounted on the wall, additional
    light and an air cleaner on the ceiling, weights, pull-up stand, rowing machine etc… Now, Rich can work on some small woodworkin
    g projects here while watching TV and he LOVES his man cave! He even has his own vacuum cleaner. And I don’t have to clean this
    room.(This i [続きを読む]
  • Work bench 作業台
  • 9/8/2018 Rich made a professional work bench. It took him a while but he finally completed the project. He’s already made onea while ago but he wanted to build a nicer one for his “man cave” like a furniture piece. My problem here is I’ve taken a bunch of pictures but I don’t know how to explain what he was doing… So please enjoy the images!!2018年9月8日 少し前の話になりますが、リッチ君 [続きを読む]
  • Fall crops 秋野菜
  • 8/23/2018 Our second raised bed garden is ready to use for some fall crops. We transplanted some plants(which were started earlier
    and kept in the house) and sowed more seeds. We have beets, two kinds of spinach, Japanese bunching onions and burdocks. Hope the
    y grow well.2018年8月23日 秋野菜用の畑の準備が整いました。ということで早速、家の中で育ててい
    た苗を植え替えたり、追加で種を蒔きました。ビーツ [続きを読む]
  • Canning 缶詰
  • 8/22/2019 Our Roma tomatoes have ripened! We attended a workshop to learn how to can tomatoes a while ago and waited this moment(h
    arvested a big bunch) to come. I wasn’t sure how much we had though we ended up picking a little more than 9 lbs! Woohoo!2018年
    8月22日 ローマトマトが成熟して収穫できるようになりました。この品種は主にトマトソースな
    どに使われていて、スーパーで生のものを買うと酸味が強い [続きを読む]
  • Hot tub ジャグジー
  • 8/8/2018 The secret is finally out! yes, this is it. The hot tub! As I am Japanese and Rich’s lived in Japan so many years, we’ve missed Japanese style deep bath tub and hot springs. And we finally came to the point that we “need” one at home! We went shopping and saw many brands and we decided to go with “Hot Spring” brand. This has a great insulation feature and reasonable price among ot [続きを読む]
  • Raised bed garden 畑拡張
  • 8/5/2018 We decided to expand our gardening area and Rich made 2 more raised bed garden. Those are mainly for next summer though w
    e are going to try some fall vegetables. We don’t know what to expect so we use some of the leftover seeds from spring that can
    be used for fall. Spinach, Bunching green onion, Burdock and Beet.2018年8月5日 家庭菜園が順調なので畑のスペース
    を増やすことにしました。リッチ [続きを読む]
  • Gardening in August 家庭菜園
  • 8/4/2018 Hello August! It’s been raining everyday and quite humid for past 2 weeks… Though this is our 2nd year living in Hudson valley, the weather is very very different from last year. Personally, I don’t mind the rain but I can’t deal with the humidity. And it is going to be like this for another 2 weeks… We just want a little break from this and need a clear sunny day. Anyway, despite th [続きを読む]
  • Eggplant 茄子
  • 7/17/2018 We harvested our first Japanese eggplant today. They grew big while we were away last week. I have to say something abou
    t Kale too! Since we started harvesting it we stopped buying salad leaves from grocery stores and eat “Kale salad” or soup or
    Kale something every single day. I am not kidding:) I have to keep coming up with new recipes and try not to get bored eating supe
    r healthy fo [続きを読む]
  • A secret project #2
  • 7/16/2018 We hired a contractor to make a concrete slab for our secret project. They did a great job! More details will follow.2018年7月16日 例の秘密プロジェクトですが、今日業者さんが来て、コンクリートベースを作ってくれました!First of all, they put their “cool red radio” on top of the wooden pole and tune in their favorite radio station! Yes, this is very important! And then started digging the [続きを読む]
  • A secret project #1
  • 7/5/2018 We are going to have something here with those orange flags area. We’ve always wanted this and finally made an exciting decision! More details will flow.2018年7月5日 お庭(デッキのすぐ下)にずっと欲しかったアルモノをお迎えすることになりました。とりあえずオレンジの旗で場所をマークしています。詳細はまた改めて。 [続きを読む]
  • Gardening in July 家庭菜園
  • 7/4/2018 Happy July 4th! We had a nice BBQ chill out today. Our vegetables are doing great and some have flowers and fruits on them!2018年7月4日 独立記念日。今日は友人を招きお昼からBBQをしました。お庭の野菜の進捗ですが、花が咲き始め少しずつ実もついてきました。日に日に大きくなっているのを見ると嬉しくて、野菜から元気をもらっている気がします!Mini tomatoes. プチトマトたち。The eggplants have their fi [続きを読む]
  • Compost bin 堆肥箱
  • 6/30/2018 This is Rich’s latest woodworking project. He made a compost bin from scratch.He cut some leftover wood into pieces and assembled them and painted it.2018年6月30日 我が家では野菜を料理するときに出る切りくずや、紅茶の葉、コーヒー豆、卵の殻などを堆肥として再利用しています。日々、結構な量が出るので、ちゃんとした堆肥用の箱を作ることにしました。It is 3’x3’ and quite big. 一辺が1mあるので [続きを読む]
  • Gardening ? The 1st harvest 初収穫
  • 6/25/2018 We were away for 4 days and came back with a happy surprise. There was a heavy rain storm passing by on Sunday and I was
    worried about our vegetables. When we checked our garden, there was no damage and veges have been growing so well! They are stron
    g! We harvested kale, Swiss chard and beets leaves. We are just so happy to see our garden is working and feeding us! 2018年6月
    25日 先週木 [続きを読む]
  • Gardening in June 家庭菜園
  • 6/11/2018 Gardening update! We were growing some Japanese cucumbers but unfortunately they didn’t survive. We waited too long to transplant them so by the time we did that they have had flowers on them and they weren’t in good shape… Anyway, it is already mid June and we don’t have time to grow them from seeds. So we cheated and bought some pepper plants from a store for the replacement. Now, [続きを読む]
  • Irrigation system 灌水装置
  • 5/31/2018 We have finished planting the vegetables into our garden so the next project is setting up an irrigation system.2018年5月31日 気がつけばもう5月も終わり。さて、田植えが終わったので、次なるプロジェクトは水遣り装置の設置。家を空けても野菜に水をやれるように自動灌水装置を取り付けました。Rich ordered parts through Amazon. アマゾンで買ったパーツ。私にはサッパリ分からん。Rich is ON it! さっそく [続きを読む]
  • Gardening in May 家庭菜園
  • 5/28/2018 Memorial day. We finally transplanted the vegetables into the raised bed garden. We should have done this earlier as som
    e of veges were overgrown/weak in a small containers but we didn’t really have time until 2 days ago. Anyway this is our first y
    ear of gardening in Hudson Valley so we should enjoy doing so and make some errors and learn from there!2018年5月28日 今日
    、アメリカはメモリ [続きを読む]
  • American robin
  • 5/27/2018 I discovered this robin’s nest while trimming the hedges about a week ago. When I found it there was no mother around
    so I was little bit worried. But as we watched them closer we soon found their mother working hard to get worms. It was really nic
    e that the mother robin chose the location to nest right by our house entrance. She must have felt safe here! You don’t encounte
    r this kind [続きを読む]