|lovely spades from the dollar shop|
This week Little Guy will go on his Autumn Field Trip - Mandarin Picking and Sweet Potato Digging. A new spade was needed. We couldn't resist the lovely colours, so at 100 yen each we got three. One each?
Have you ever roasted your own chestnuts? or even eaten them? They're not something we have in New Zealand, as far as I know. I am going to give it a go following this detailed tutorial: How to Roast Chestnuts.
Next month at kindergarten Little Guy will be making his own mochi. That's when new-season rice is pounded with a special mallet until it turns into a doughy paste. It is then rolled into balls to eat 'raw' or to cook. Check out jojoebi's little guy having a go last year!
So across the nation we celebrate the season with all this bounty. I dare say picking mandarin, digging up potatoes and pounding mochi are considered rites of passage at kindergarten.