239-215 Milk efficiently (1)

 After some discussion, we decided to return.

 There are three reasons.

 It's hard to milk a large amount of milk without a milking machine, we should make a suitable container for milk, and we want to eat ice cream.

 Of course, the milking machine was the most important factor, but the desire to eat ice cream made from this milk also played a large role. In fact, I said it out loud.

 So I magically transferred to the 11th floor transfer point, went up the stairs, jumped to the dungeon entrance by the magic circle on the 10th floor, and returned home.

    When we got back home, we found that we were in a dungeon.

 When we got home, Mary and Mitya were both hoeing in the garden.

 They were digging up the roots of the rape blossoms buried in the soil with the three-pronged hoe Toya had made, and gathering them in a corner.

 When we pressed the oil, we cleaned off the above-ground parts and turned the unwanted parts into compost, but we left the roots as they were.

 But the roots were left untouched, probably because they could not be sown.

It's so hot, but you're so vigorous.
"Huh? Welcome back. Welcome back, everyone.
Welcome back!

 When Natsuki approached and called out to them, Mary and the others looked a little surprised to see us back earlier than expected, but they immediately smiled and welcomed us.

I'm back. Thanks for your help.
I don't have a problem with this! I'm fine!

 As she said, Mitya was very energetic, swinging her hoe with a crunching motion.
 She may look like a little girl, but her strength is as strong as a grown-up's.

I have to sow the next seed.
There's no need to rush, but ...... do your best as long as you don't overdo it.

 Mary nodded with a smile, happy to be able to do her job properly.

 I'm not sure if I'm a child or not, but that's the common sense reaction in our world: if you don't work, you don't eat.

 Conversely, if you don't work, you don't know when you won't be able to feed yourself, and it is normal not to complain.

 In other words, it is safer to be working.

 The common people in this world cannot afford to think that the food they eat without working is good.

 Even if it is your own child, you are usually thrown out.

 For us, it's nice to have more rapeseed oil to use for tempura, and Mary and the others were happy with the tempura, so maybe that's also a motivation for us.

Anyway, we have some souvenirs for you today, so let's go inside.
"Souvenir! Is it food?
Yes. I picked some fruits.

 Natsuki's words were echoed by the voices of both of them, their eyes shining.

 Even if they are not as expensive as dindol, even ordinary fruits are hard to afford for ordinary people.

 Especially for two people who seem to have been living in poverty, fruit must have been a great treat.

Shall we go inside and eat?

 Mary and the others ran quickly to clean up the hoe.
 Haruka and the others performed a "purification" on them and went inside the house.

 The plastered walls of the house are cooler than expected, but it's still summer temperature. As they walked, they chanted "Cools" to cool down the house.

Wow, it's so cool! Thank you, Nao!
We're a little hot too.

 We're a little hot too." Even though it was no problem, working in the fields under the summer sun must have been very hot indeed. Mitya squinted at the cool breeze.

 The climate in this area is less humid than in Japan, making summer a bit more comfortable, but it was still a bit hot for those of us used to air conditioning.

 However, from the perspective of Mary and her friends who lived in a ribbed house, the inside of this house was cool enough.

 Furthermore, while we were in the house, Yuki, me, and Haruka were walking around with the "Cools" on randomly, so the temperature inside the house didn't rise much.

 Therefore, both of us are saying, "This summer is very comfortable! they both say.

 Well, they're adjusting the temperature to make it easier for us, which is quite a luxury for two people who have been living in the wild.

I have a few gifts for you. Shall we peel some pears today?

 We moved to the living room, and as we sat down at a random place, Natsuki took out about seven pears from her magic bag.

 We split up and peeled them, and Haruka put them together and chilled them for us.

 One pear per person would be a bit much for a Japanese supermarket, but these pears were rather small. But these pears were rather small, just right for a snack.

"They're crunchy, juicy, and sweet!
"Wow! They're cold and sweet!

 "It's crunchy, squishy, and sweet!" "Wow~! It's cold and sweet!" As Mary and the others relaxed their cheeks and slowly chewed, we also relaxed our cheeks and ate the pears.

 Yeah. Not bad.

 I can't deny that they are a little inferior to the pears you can buy in Japan, but these pears are naturally harvested, not cultivated. It would be inappropriate to compare them.

 What do you mean? I thought the fruit souvenir was an item to increase Toya's sensitivity.

 --Well, Toya doesn't seem to mind, so it's okay.

It was delicious. It was delicious. ...... Oh, by the way, why did you come back so early this time?

 I'm sure you'll be able to understand why.

We got some milk from Strike Ox, so we came back to get it ready for more milking. It was very good milk, would you two like to try some?

 When Haruka took out the jar, Mitya tilted his head curiously, and Mary frowned a little in disgust.

"Milk, sir?
Yes. It's quite good, isn't it? Do you want some?
I want some!
What about Mary?

 I'm not a big fan of milk," she said, shaking her head.

I'm not a big fan of ...... milk. ......

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...... It's so good!

 It's a great way to make sure you're getting the most out of your money.
 Mary looked surprised at the sight of Mitya.

"Mitya, are you okay? You used to hate it so much. ......

What? I don't know what it is, but it's really good! Yes, you too, sister!

 I don't know, but it's really delicious!

 At the same time, she wondered, "What? She twisted her head curiously and took another sip or two.

"Wow, ...... amazing ......

 She looked into the cup as if she had seen something incredible, and was about to put it in her mouth again when Mitya tugged on her sleeve with some frustration.

She tugged a little at her sleeve. "Sis, milk for me!
"Oh, oh, I'm sorry? Yes.
"Mmm. Oh, it's gone. ......

 Mitya happily tipped the cup back from Mary, but there seemed to be very little left, and the cup was empty after just one sip.

 I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure I'll do it.

Haruka, can I have a refill?
"Well, yes. Just one more cup, okay?

 The rest of the milk is used to make ice cream, so there's not much room left, but Haruka pours a refill into Mitya's cup, perhaps overcome by Mitya's expression.

Thank you!

 Mitya thanked her with a big smile, drank half of it, and then said, "You can drink it too, sister! You can drink too!

 Mary also thanked her and drank the milk, savoring it more than before.

This milk is very different from the milk I've had before.
What milk did you drink before? What kind of milk did you drink?
"I drank goat's milk. When I was raising Mitya ......

 When I asked her about it, she told me that Mary's mother had died soon after giving birth to Mitya, due to poor postpartum fertility, and that Mitya was raised on goat's milk, which she managed to find.

 So Mitya was raised on goat's milk that she had managed to procure. What Mary drank was either left over or left over.

 However, the taste was not good, and she had a hard time getting Mitya to drink it.

 Because of this experience, it seems that Mary has never had a good feeling about milk.

 That's why the taste of Strike Ox's milk must have been so shocking to her.

"It's pretty good, this milk.
Even those of us who drank regular milk were quite surprised.

 On the other hand, Mitya drank goat's milk before he could remember.
 It seems that Mitya could drink goat's milk without any resistance because he didn't remember drinking it.

Goat. Is it bad?

I've never had it, but I've heard that the taste varies greatly depending on the environment in which it's raised.

Is that so? We were able to buy it because it was cheap, right?

Maybe. I don't know much about goats. ......

I don't know much about milk, but chevre - goat cheese - can be quite expensive. It has its own peculiarities.

I've never had it. Is it good, Natsuki?

Hmmm ...... I'm not so sure ....... People who like it seem to like it.

 Natsuki smiles vaguely with a troubled expression.

 Well, cheese is just like that.

 The only cheese I usually eat is processed cheese, which is made to suit everyone's taste.

Speaking of price, this milk is quite expensive, isn't it? Toya, how much is it?

A cup of milk costs about two to four large silver coins.

A cup of milk costs about two to four large silver coins. Gosh. Geez, geez. Are you sure? That much!

 The price is about the same as a slightly expensive energy drink.

 It's not a price that you can't afford, but if you think of it as paying for a mere drink, you'll be very hesitant.

 The taste is worth the price, and once you taste it, the hurdle to purchase it will be lowered somewhat, but either way, the price is too high for the average person.

But if it's that expensive, I can understand why you came back. No adventurer should miss a treasure!

Ah, yes. Isn't that right?

 She clasped her hands in front of her chest, her eyes shining, and I gave her a vague reply.

 It's definitely something we can't miss, but from our point of view, the priority is not to sell it at a high price, but to harvest a delicious product.

 If the material from the strike ox was just expensive and inedible, there is a good chance that we would have just processed it and not bothered to come back.

Well, that's why I just went back to prepare, so if all goes well, I'll be back out in a couple of days.

I'm sure I'll be able to collect more milk next time, so look forward to some souvenirs, okay?


 "Yes!" The two replied happily, and we both started to work to achieve the goal of "lots of milk".