"What? The lily-of-the-valley, the one that grows so big and only blooms once every ten years or so?
Yes, that's it.
Incidentally, the length of time it takes for the plant to bloom is proportional to its growth, so it is said that it takes more than ten years to bloom in its original habitat, and twenty to thirty years in Japan.
In Japan, it takes 20 to 30 years.
Tequila is made from the stems of the plant when they are in a state of full nutrition before they bloom.
Is that the stem part of the ......? Well, that's what we use to make it.
Oh, you grow that as produce? ...... I can't imagine what that's like. ......
I can't imagine what that would look like.
But in fact, she's not wrong.
The plant is harvested before it flowers, so it doesn't have the huge flower stalks that rarely make the news, but its radiating leaves are bigger than your arms, and it takes more than a decade to harvest.
No matter how you look at it, it just doesn't fit into the small fields of Japan.
There's another kind of liquor made from potatoes, I think it's called .......
"Aquavit. If you just want to make alcohol, you can make it from a lot of things. I don't know if it tastes good or not. I don't know if it tastes good or not.
One of the major waste-based products is molasses.
It is a waste product after sugar production, and is used to make shochu.
Whether it is a "waste" or a "by-product" is a delicate question.
If it doesn't taste good, what's the point? I mean, what's the point of making it if it doesn't taste good?
It's okay. Don't worry. Most things can be distilled to be drinkable. ...... maybe.
Because I don't know what liquor tastes like. Let's just make some and let Tommy and Simon drink it.
Is that what you want ......? No, what's the point of us making alcohol in the first place?
Diversification of Management. Are you worried about being an adventurer all by yourself? What about after you retire?
Haruka's answer to Toya's plausible argument was something like that.
I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to do it.
I'm sure you're not the only one.
"Yes, I wouldn't say that it didn't. With so many sources of revenue, there's no need to rush.
For now, Haruka and the others have reached a consensus that they will continue to be adventurers to the extent that they can, but their goals, such as how much money they actually need to save, will inevitably vary.
Toya and the others, who have shorter lifespans than the elves Haruka and Nao, will be able to work as adventurers for a shorter period of time, and there will also be differences in their life stages as they get married.
If they have no other source of income, they may not be able to quit even if they wanted to.
If you have no other source of income, you may not be able to quit even if you want to." "Well, I've heard that there are no jobs after retiring as an adventurer. You can't even get a proper job, or start a bad food stall or something... No, in Haruka and the others' case, don't they usually succeed in a food stall?
I'm not sure about us, but what about Toya? I'm not sure what to do, but I'm not sure what to do. Do you have any reserves?
"Aah! I'm not sure what to do.
I'm not sure what to do, but I'm going to do it.
In addition, the women have various other skills that can be used during normal times.
Toya, on the other hand, has only [blacksmithing] skills at best.
She has acquaintances in Gantz and Tommy, so she can do some menial work there, but it will be a very lonely life for her.
It's also possible to save up enough money by then to not work after you retire,......, but it's better to be able to work if you can. As a human being and as a father.
That's right. When you have a child, they might say, 'Father, don't you work? ......
"Geez! Well, that would certainly be tough!
I'm not sure if Toya imagined this, but his face became impatient.
His goal is to get a cute bride with beast ears.
His goal is to get a cute bride with beast ears, and of course, he's also thinking about having children.
When your child asks you, "What does your father do? I wonder if I can say, "He worked a lot when he was young, so he doesn't work anymore.
If you do, will they respect you as a father?
It is a serious question.
No, a father who doesn't work and just makes out with his wife.
That's pretty bad.
It may be different when the child is old enough to understand, but until then, how will he be viewed? .......
Incidentally, he is also slightly behind in his goal of saving money.
The reason is, of course, that.
The reason is, of course, that the Blue Tower is considered a high-class brothel, although he has been there only a few times.
By the way, Mary, Mitya. By the way, Mary, Mitya, do you know what it's like to be a former adventurer?
It's not like they are local representatives, but when Toya asked that, the girls gave him a ruthless answer.
Hmm, I don't know much about it. But most of them can't get married and are drinking in bars.
That ...... is a small area that I know of, but not many decent people ...... Oh, no, I'm sure there just weren't any decent people in our sphere of life!
In fact, there are almost no "decent people" outside of Mary and her family's living area.
Even the adventurer who runs a bad stall is a success in a way.
...... Yes, we need to diversify our business. I'll do my best. Anything I can do, just let me know!
I'm not sure if it's a good idea, but it's a good idea.
I'd rather make miso and soy sauce first.
That's right. I think we should wait for the results of Simon and his team's work before we start making sake.
In the meantime, I'll just look for something that can be made into ...... alcohol. I'm not sure what to make of it. It's a good idea to have an appraisal.
"Mmm, sure. Well then, I have nothing to do, so let's get started.
Just as Toya said that, Nao came into the room at the right moment.
"Toya, be happy. It's hard work.
Oh, there you are. Got it.
Nodding at Nao's words, Toya stood up, and Mary and the others raised their hands.
"Nao, do you want me and Me to help you?
"Yes, I can do that too!
They jumped to their feet, probably because they had nothing better to do, but Nao thought for a moment and shook her head.
I know that Mary and Mitya are as good as adults, but for today, it's okay. They're too big to be working with adults.
Is that so?
Yeah. It's a little dangerous.
In fact, the scaffolding used for construction work is made to fit the physique of an adult, so it is dangerous for Mary and her friends, especially Mitya, to work on it.
Even so, if the work was limited, it would be useful enough, but building the brewery was not Nao's wish, but Simon's and Tommy's.
But the brewery is not Nao's hope, but Simon's and Tommy's. Considering that, it's not something that they would dare to put their children to work on.
In the extreme, there is no need for Nao and the others to use magic to help them, but this is a matter of duty, humanity, and socializing.
"Nao-kun, are you okay with Haruka? Aren't you tired?
"Hmm? Yeah, well, I'm a little tired, but it's no problem. I'm a little tired, but I'm fine. ...... Even if Haruka comes, it's not going to be a full day.
I'm not sure what to do, but I'm going to do it.
I'm sure it will help a lot considering the amount of magic Haruka has, but she doesn't usually have a need for it, and her [earth magic] is level 1.
It is a bit insufficient to harden the wall at the same level as Nao and Yuki.
However, I don't feel like making her carry out the soil, which she can manage by hand, so I guess that's the reason.
Is that so? Well then, we'll work on making miso.
Oh. That's more like it. Make it good.
That's what I'm trying to tell you. Natsuki's the main one.
I'll try to follow the same procedure for now, but since the rice, beans, and koji mold are all different, we'll see what happens. ......
In fact, there are many types of koji mold used in Japan, some used for making miso, some for making sake, some for making shochu, and there are many different types of koji mold used for making sake alone.
Even if there are different types of koji, it doesn't mean that they can't be used to make something, but it will be reflected in the taste, and "koji for what" means that the koji can be used to make something delicious.
"Well, that's about it. Well, if it works, it's a good thing.
Yes. Mary and the others, please help us.
Make it good. Make it good.