2013年12月15日 ヒルトップ・ファームへ行きました

Hilltop Farm へ行きました。東松山にあり、モクマムが誰だったかのブログで見つけたとか言ってました。

15th of December, we went to the cafe restaurant, which called Hilltop Farm at Higashimatsuyama. Mokumom has found the cafe in her favourite blog.


Unfortunately, we cannot bring our dogs in the shop, but when I went into the cafe, found a wooden stove and very warm and also looks very nice.

Oh! please let me in!


We have no choice but to use the outside terrace table. The problem was very cold and no other people were outside.

パスタが運ばれてきました 。早く食べないとすぐにさめてしまいます。

We've got some pasta, but we better to eat hurry, otherwise they're getting cold soon.


Next to the cafe, there was another shop. They have coffee cups, glasses, some old stuff, dolls and more. I don't know how good they are. (I have no knowledge)


A cup of coffee and a small cake. That's very small, but was tasty.


After the lunch, we started to walk around there, but it was too cold to walk and back to our car soon. It cannot be a good exercise for Moku.


今日は、悪者が居なかったとみえて、子供達との握手会です。正義の味方は、子供達にもとても優しく、 いやな顔一つせず(表情は分かりませんが)、大きなツリーの前に立って握手をしたり、記念写真に収まったり、つかの間の平和を満喫しているようでした。

On the way to our home, we went shopping and found so many people was making a long queue there.

I wonder why, but I found a popular TV character was there. His is called "Kamen Rider", which means "Masked Rider"

He usually, is fighting against bad fellows, but this day was very peaceful. It looks like he enjoyed peaceful day only for a moment.



2013年11月23日 御岳山へ行きました。


23rd of November 2013, we went to Mt. Mitake to see autumn leaves and walking. However there were so many people there and the parking space was full. I stopped my car's engine and watched the movie "Start trek" on my iPad.


Finally, we parked our car, but it took over 1 hour (almost 2 hours). It took 6 minutes to get to the top by a special train (funicular).


Walk walk. You need some exercises.


There were so many steps to reach the top. Mokumum said "Oh No so many", but I think it's better to do 3 set of up and down to burn her fat.


Say cheese Moku!


This sign said that this could be used to drive away evil spirits. There was paper, which was cut just like dogs and we touch our dogs by those dog shaped paper. Then, they pray and burned them.


I've got a soft ice cream even it was cold and Moku watching my ice cream.


It was fantastic scenery. beautiful autumn leaves.


So many people and full of cars there because of these beautiful autumn leaves.


They were  waiting for return trains. So many people there!! Very long queue.


At the station, there were dango, which is sweet rice dumpling and grilled ayu. Ayu was sold out and dango also almost finish, because many people bought them when they're waiting for the train.


I am sure that it's better to start earlier and get there much earlier. However we always lazy to get up early and ended up getting stuck in traffic. We always say "Yes, next time start early", but never happened.



2013年11月17日 鶴ヶ島ドッグガーデンでオフ会


On 17th of November 2013, we had an off-line party at Tsurugashima Dog Garden Resort..

この日は天気も良く、絶好のオフ会日和でした。 ポカポカ。

It was really nice weather that day. It was warm and comfortable there.

いつものようにモクは ぼたんちゃんを追っかけまわしてましたが、おかげで少しは走ることができました。(ぼたんちゃんゴメンナサイ)

Moku was chasing Botan as usual. Sorry for that Botan, but it must be a good exercise for Moku, because Moku always was only walking at a dog-run.


Tsurugashima Dog Garden Resort is not far from our house. Therefore, I left Moku and Mokumam there and returned to our home.


I watched photos, which Mokumum took after that.


Most photos are not very good. Some photos cannot tell what was Mokumum wanted to shoot, some  are not clear because of the camera shake and some are too dark to find who was there.


It's not easy to find which photos are good to upload to our blog.


Last weekend, we went to Mt. Mitake and I took many photos as usual, but when I took a photo of the big map, Mokumum pointed by her finger and I took the photo of her finger.


When I took a photo of Moku, Mokumum moved to in front of my camera and I took a photo of her jaw as well.


It looks like photos doesn't like Mokumum.



秋の将門の滝オートキャンプ場 Autumn Camping at Shoumon's Waterfall


The first week of November, we went to Shoumon's Waterfall Auto Camping Area again. It was the third time this year. The ground was covered by fallen leaves. When we arrived, nobody there. That is our camping really.


我が家など、2人とワンコ一匹なのに、 大威張りで場所をとってタープ張って、撤収の時もテントやタープをあちこちにひっくり返して、シュラフもあっちこっちの木の枝にひっかけて(2つですが)、お昼ご飯も食べたので午後まで居すわりました。

In the evening, almost getting dark, 1 car came to the site. I thought it must be solo camper because we couldn't see the big tent and any tarp there. However, we saw the family, which is 2 kids and Papa and Mum. They packed up and left before 10am. On the contrary, we are only 2 people and 1 dog, but we setup a tarp and a bigger tent. Then, we used a big space for dry them all.


It was almost noon and we got ready tables and chairs for lunch. Setting up the tarp and the tent after we had our lunch.

天気予報によるといい天気のはずでしたが、曇っており、少々寒かったです。 あくる日の撤収では、タープと、ブルーシートがなかなか乾きませんでした。

According to the weather forecast, it should be the fine day, but it was cloudy. It OK to not the rainy anyway. Just it was colder than we thought. Also, it took time to dry the tent and tarp.



We enjoyed an open fire using the gear, which we got recently. The woods we've got from our home in Aichi, and also I collect some woods around our site. It made us very warm. It looks like necessary item in this season. We put a sweet potato in the fire, but it was over cooked. 

やはり、11月ともなると、夜は鍋です。横には、100円で買った電子ロウソク。 ランタンが明るいので、あってもなくても同じでした。

In the evening, we prepared Yosenabe, which is a one-pot dish and very popular in Japan at Winter. You can see the small lights beside the cook stove. That is the one, which we got at the 100yen shop the other day. I didn't make brighter around there, because we have bigger gas lantern there.


You can see the lantern right hand side, which use kerosene for the fuel. We've found that at Aichi's home and haven't used for over 10 years. It wasn't very bright, but we could use anyway.


Next morning also it was cold, but I  took a shower, because I didn't do the last night. It was 200 yen for 3 minutes.


今度は、お芋と、 トウモロコシを焼いてみました。少々焦げましたが、美味しくいただきました。

After I put away the open fire gear, but we felt cold. Then I did open fire on the ground directly. This time, we put a sweet potato and an ear of corn. Again, it over cooked a bit, but it OK to eat.


Moku used his small chair there. It suit you Moku.


I did open fire on the ground directly, which means it's not necessary to prepare the gear for fire this time. However, we enjoyed anyway. We used some woods and very very old wood chopping axe from my home in Aichi. The open air fire was very warm and interesting thing to do and watching the fire also felt good too.



いまさらですが、愛知のオフライン会です Love 2013 Aichi Japan

ずいぶん日にちが開いてしまいましたが、先月のモフリーゼ会 in 愛知です。

It has been a long time since I posted, but here is the off-line party in Aichi. Moku could meet Harukamo brothers and Pomu and Pupe at Chinese restaurant "Totenko".

Dinny's Gardenさんです。
The off-line party has been held at Dog Run "Dinny's Garden".

Here is the reception.


When the party started, Moku didn't put his cloth on, but without any cloth, it's hard to find where Moku was.

Here are dogs gathered in the party. Sorry for some doggies, who cannot find here.

I took this when Mokumum was talking.

Thank you for managing this party, Harukamo Papa and Mum.

This dog run is much bigger Tsurugashima's one, which we usually visit.


COOL!! I like that! I named "Sen Masao", who is the famous Japanese singer.

この日は、少々天候に恵まれすぎで、 ちょいと暑かったですが、
We have very very fine day, and a bit hot.

Doggies were running and running.

I have had half a dozen of nonalcoholic beer.

Actually, I prefer some beer, but...

Mokumum will get angry, if I drunk.


Sorry, but I couldn't remember this doggies name, but he/she went to me to get some foods. I have some trouble with remembering doggies name (and people's name also).


Moku hasn't run a lot, but looks tried. I took a photo with some goods, which we got at the party.


These days, I haven't posted very often. We have more events such as meeting with Jasmine, Halloween Party and camping. It will take some time, but I will post later.