350-318 Preparation and rest (4)

"Oh, hey--!

 Yuki said, interrupting my words.
 But when Simon heard that, he unexpectedly nodded without hesitation.

What? Then there's no need to worry. It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.

...... No, that's not right, Simon-san.

What? What?

What do you mean, you're married to three people?

Really? Isn't it normal for a man like you to have three wives? Some of us craftsmen, the best ones, have more than one wife. I've got two myself.


 I've never heard of this.
 ...... No, I've never heard of Simon's family situation before.
 But even if you're not a nobleman, do you have more than one wife or is that ...... common?

Simon, is it normal to marry more than one person?
It's not that common. There are very few men who can marry.
Right? After all, a man who is worthy has to work hard!

 Yuki smiles happily when she hears Simon's words.

 There are not enough men who can marry, which simply means that there are not enough men who can earn enough money to support their families.

 For example, farmers.

 Only the eldest son gets the farmland, and the second and subsequent sons work for the farmer, or are thrown out of the house.

 The same is true for artisans.

 Most of them become adventurers, work day jobs, or become real "adventurers" like us.

 In other words, it is very difficult for anyone other than the eldest to get a decent job.
 And if you don't have a decent job, it's hard to get married. .......

 If men and women are born in the ratio of one to one, the competition for marriage will be quite fierce.

 It is more difficult for a woman to survive on her own than for a man.

 This is not to say that women are discriminated against or anything like that, but most of the jobs that are readily available are physical labor, and women who are physically inferior have a harder time earning money.

 It's a good thing that you're not the only one.

"Well, there are some female adventurers who surround themselves with young men...

 I see. If you can make money, you can do the opposite.

Yuki is not that type of girl.

 Simon said, looking at Yuki and shaking his head.
 You're not that kind of guy," Simon said, looking at Yuki and shaking his head, and Yuki immediately shook his head in denial.

"No, I don't think so.

"I guess not. Well, that type of person can't have children.

Is that so?

Adventurers can't make money if they have children, can they? It's a relationship that will fail. It's not the same as a man making money.

That's right. You're a pimp.

 No income during pregnancy: .......

 I'm not sure what to make of this.

 In the first place, childbirth is an act of risking one's life.
 Especially for adventurers, there is no way they can work right after having a baby.

 Before you say, "I failed at nursery school! There is no nursery school, and there is no milk powder, so you need to breastfeed. Of course, there are no convenient disposable diapers.

 It would be very difficult to have both s*xes in this situation.

 As I was thinking about this, Simon smiled a little sympathetically and patted me on the back.

Well, if that's the case, there's no need for me to tell you. It's not just about money, Nao. It's not just about money. Hang in there!

Yeah, .......

Come to me if you need help. I've got a lot of experience.


 While I was puzzled for a moment, Simon went away to give instructions to the workers.

 Yuki looked up at me with a big smile on her face.

"Good luck, Nao.
...... Yuki, you're steadily filling in the moat, aren't you?

 Every time you get a chance.
 I pointed this out to Yuki, who shook her head in disbelief.

No, I'm not.
"No? No. I'm burying it in a big, big way. Including the moat.
Ha-ha-ha. Before you know it, Nao Castle will be completely naked!

 Yuki thrusts out her hand and declares such a thing.
 Seriously, you can never be too careful.

"Come on, come on, you've had enough rest. Let's get on with it!

No, I'm wondering what's the inner moat and what's the outer moat?

I don't care. I don't care. If you don't know, it means it's not working yet. If it doesn't work, then there's no point in worrying about it, okay?

So, that's what ...... is?

 I feel like I'm being cheated, but Yuki has already climbed down the scaffolding and into the hole.

 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're doing.

    I've been working on this for a while now.

I didn't expect the deputy to get involved.

 After parting ways with Nao and the others, Haruka and the others returned to the house and gathered in the living room to catch their breath and discuss what had just happened.

So.... I'm not sure if it's a good idea to leave Nao alone, Haruka? I'm sure you can help me out a bit too.

 Natsuki nodded, but looked at Nao and the others through the window, and asked Haruka.
 I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that.

I'm good at earth magic. But I'm not very good at earth magic, and there was something I wanted to talk to you about.

Is it about the deputy?

Yeah, that.

I imagined it was just a hobby to brew some drinks for dinner. ...... It looks like a big building.

 In the event that you've got a lot of time, you'll be able to take a look at a few of the best ways to get the most out of your time.

I'm a little nervous about ...... failing to make alcohol.

Yes. I don't think that deputy would be reckless. I think he knows the relationship between us and Viscount Nenus.

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 It's unlikely that they would be disadvantaged by this, but liquor interests are no small thing.

 Taxes on sake and the right to sell it.

 If they can make sake in this town as a business, it will be very profitable, and it is hard to say that the government officials who are blinded by this will not be reckless to Haruka and her friends.

Haruka sister, Ilias-sama said that we can rely on you if we have any trouble!
Oh, yes! He said that we can contact him at any time.

 I'm not sure what to make of it.

It's a great offer, but I'd prefer not to have to rely on it.

I'm sorry. In the event that you've got a lot of money to spend, you'll be able to use it for a lot of things.

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 It is not a good thing for Haruka and her friends to disrupt that relationship.

I'm not sure what to make of it, but I'm sure it's a good idea. ...... No, even if it works, is it a problem? I'm not sure what to do.

Simon said it was something for the deputies to think about. ......

The best thing for us would be for rice to be grown in this area, don't you think?

There's not much farmland. We don't have a river nearby, so if we want to grow rice, we'll have to build a reservoir or draw water from the river.

"But, Haruka, there is a possibility that the rice we bought is land rice.

...... I see, so it's not necessarily rice. Then we don't have to worry about water. ...... On the other hand, we do have the problem of continuous crop failure.

 In general, most of the crops, if grown in the same place continuously, will have poor growth due to continuous crop failure.

 On the other hand, paddy rice can be grown in the same place year after year without the need for the Norfolk farming method, because the water flowing through the paddy avoids the continuous cultivation problem.

 In fact, paddy fields are a very good agricultural method.
 Of course, it has a drawback that it is only possible when there is plenty of water.

Well, importing and growing rice is not something we can do anything about. We can't do anything about importing or growing rice. ...... If we can make good sake, we can use it as bait to encourage people to grow rice.

I hate to say it, but that's a good idea. It's a good idea. We'll have a steady supply of rice.

 The rice that Haruka and his friends bought was enough to last them for a year, but that was all they could eat. Once the rice is consumed, they will have to go back and buy more, and if it is used for sake brewing, the quantity will decrease rapidly.

 Even if the governor decides to grow rice, the results will not be seen for several years at the earliest.

 Either way, it is almost certain that there will be no more rice.

But ...... well, now that we have the koji mold, can we try to make a new kind of alcohol, not just sake?

No, no, no, Haruka, it's not that easy to make new sake, is it?

 I'm not sure if it's a good idea, but it's a good idea.

It's not really. You can make alcohol from starch or sugar, in the extreme. There are some drinks that are made from unexpected ingredients. For example, ...... Toya, do you know what tequila is?

Oh, it's a Mexican drink, right?

Yeah. Do you know what it's made from?

......? Around there, it's ...... potatoes?

 Mexico's agricultural product is corn, which is also used to make tacos, although its proximity to South America may have given it an image of its own.

 And of course, tequila is not made from potatoes.

No, it's lily of the valley. It's lily of the valley.