Chapter 25 – Winter was Short and Spring has Come

I feel that the winter this year was short.

Is it because Loo is here?

In any case, spring has come.

This year’s goal.

Completion of the waterway.

Let’s do our best.

The first thing I’ll do this year is to plow the fields.

I decided to make a new field on the north side for fruit trees.

The size of the new area is a 16 four by four square fields which are 50 meters each.

The fruit trees I’ve planted will not bear fruits yet but I know that they would as they grow up.

Besides, fruit trees don’t need much attention.

Since Zabuton’s spiderlings are working hard for pest prevention, my hardship is only at the beginning.

The bodies of Zabuton’s spiderlings have become bigger so I think that the trees around here will become their new home.

The trees I initially planted are apples, pears, tangerine, orange, persimmon, and peaches.

In addition, I also tried planting grapes, pineapple, banana, cherry, and chestnut.

After that, I planted a lot of tea trees too.

Loo and I consumed a lot of tea so the supply unexpectedly decreased.

I will struggle making tea later but that’s another story.

The kuros went to the forest and began hunting.

The first prey of this year is a huge wild boar.

As usual, they call for me since they can’t take it home.

Maa, I’m sure they won’t have any problem consuming it in the wild.

However, securing meat gives a good feeling.

If they continue like this, won’t the preys around here disappear?

Isn’t it better to adjust their hunting pace to some extent?

I’m a little troubled.

While worrying about it, the horn on the kuros head began falling.

Will Kuroichi and the other’s pups go out and find partner too because of this?

I’ll be happy if they could come back safely…

While thinking about it, I think the pace will increase and it will be bad.

Well, I’ll think about it when the time comes.

At any rate, before the pups of Kuroichi and the others leave to find partners, Zabuton’s spiderlings had gathered in front of the hut where Loo and I lived.

Why?

This atmosphere, perhaps …..

Zabuton’s spiderlings lifted one of their legs and waved at me then spit threads from their but and flew away one after another.

Are they going out to look for partners as well?

……

So sudden.

I made the fruit area for you.

Unlike with the kuros, tears fell from my eyes as I felt that they would not come back.

Zabuton came in front of the crying me and raised one of her legs as if trying to comfort me.

Behind Zabuton, there are still many spiderlings who had not left.

You guys …

Is that so?

You’ll stay?

And…further behind were countess spiders as large as a fist.

……I see.

Spring has come.

After the spiderlings left, Kuroichi and the other’s pups left to search for partners as expected.

It is unexpected that some of the stayed.

Looking at it, it seems that the ones who stayed are couples.

I see.

All of Kuro’s pups, Kurogo, Kuroroku, Kuronana, and Kurohachi, left. It seems that they understand and naturally avoided being partners with blood relatives.

The kuros are clever.

Fubuki, the only named pup of Eris, stayed with her partner which is Aris’ pup.

Aris’ son is tattered, well…that…Yeah, get along well.

Given that there are new couples, it has been my daily routine to construct a shed at the dog area.

Considering future expansion, it’s impossible to construct a detached house for each one of them.

Because of that, I made a long tenement type sheds.

I feel like I’m making horse’s stable.

Well, I think that’s not bad.

Thinking about the number of pups who looked for partners, I made a lot of sheds.

As it gets warmer and warmer, I wear the new clothes that Zabuton made.

As usual, her fashion sense is better than mine.

The clothes she made are results of trial and errors so as a way of thanking her, I made wooden mannequins.

The mannequins I made for her are of the same size of Loo and me.

I’m looking forward to your future works.

By the way, I also made several pieces of wooden hangers that can be used to store clothes.

Zabuton’s spiderlings who stayed seemed to be able to make simple things like bags but it is impossible for them to make things with complicated shapes.

I put some grass into those bags to make something like a cushion.

Loo seems to like the cushion.

We usually sit on things made of woods and stones so she wanted something soft.

Loo has been trying hard to make an O-shape cushion for the toilet.

Because of that, I suggested her to make a U shape instead of an O shape.

She was pleased.

And, it seems like Zabuton’s spiderlings are looking at me with eyes full of admiration.

This is somewhat embarrassing because the idea came from my previous world.

After that, I made some things like a sofa.

Loo said that I should have made a bed first.

I see.

Is that a night invitation?

I’ll do my best.


 

 

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