Arakawa-sensei's works during the pregnancy (ETA by Tombow, source)
April 2007: FMA 4opages ・ JuushinEnbu 44 pages May 2007: FMA 40 pages June 2007: FMA 44 pages ・ JuushinEnbu 46 pages ・ Noble Farmer 8 pages July 2007: FMA 44 pages August 2007: FMA 38pages ・ JuushinEnbu 44 pages、（FMA vol 17 & JuushinEnbu vol 1 out） September 2007: FMA 36 pages・Noble Farmer 8 pages October 2007: FMA 34 pages ・ JuushinEnbu 34 pages、(JuushinEnbu anime starts)
- sometime in October or November, the birth of her baby - The time of her birthing in terms of FMA storyline is: around the time Ed had a pole stuck in his tummy, and Gorilla chimera and Lion chimera become Ed's allies, and the story of Envy gets "bitten by an ant" (chapter 79).
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Below is translations of the blog content talking about Arakawa-sensei's "Noble Farmer" in this month's Wings magazine.
Wings Oct. 2011 issue, Arakawa-sensei drew her hubby first time! I got the info that new pages of Noble Farmer in this month's Wings has some stuff on Hiromu Arakawa's husband and son, so I bought the magazine. I spend 600 Yen for the magazine, for the 8 pages of new "Noble Farmer" comic. Usually I wait till vol book comes out for Noble Farmer, so this is the first time I bought this magazine. Below is from Noble Farmer part #23 in this month's Wings magazine.
Noble Farmer part 23, "Taste of Milk" "Milk Magic" . . .
Note: I don't have tine to translate the whole blog now, so I'm going to skip the middle content...the blog talks about the content of this month's Noble Farmer, talking about how raw milk taste much better than store-bought milk.... If/when I get the chance I will be back and try to translate the rest. ^^
The translations below is the part of the blog that talks about Arakawa-sensei's drawing of her son.
This is Arakawa-sensei's drawing of her son, at age of 2, when she went back to her family's farm (with her husband and her son) last year. (Note: Arakawa-sensei visited her dad's family farm in Hokkaido last year when she visited Obihiro Agricultural High School she graduated from, for the research for her new weekly series Silver Spoon.) There, her then-2-years-old son tasted raw milk first time in his life, and below is his impression of that moving moment of discovering the amazing taste of real (as in non-homogenized, raw) milk. ArakawaSonNobleFarmer.png ( 37.13K )
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The caption says he is 2 years old. (He will be 3 years old this year).
And then, the blog goes on to talk more about the content of this month's Noble Farmer that says that raw milk is more kind to the stomach because, for most of people the reason they have trouble with (store bought) milk is because of lack of enzyme in their body that breaks down lactose in milk. And, according to Arakawa, by heating the milk for sterilizing, this process changes the protein in the milk to the form that is harder to digest by humans, and also this sterilizing process also kills natural lactic acid bacteria (good-guy bacteria) that naturally helps digesting of milk. Hence, according to Arakawa in Noble Farmer, raw milk is kinder to the stomach than processed milk.
...and that leads to her husband, as exhibit A. XD He was also one of those who do not have enough enzyme to break down lactose, and thus he has been having trouble with (store-bought heat-sterilized) milk. But, Arakawa's father pushed him to try raw milk, and lo and behold, since then he is converted as the drinker of raw milk (or cold-pasteurized milk.) ...blog says that Arakawa writes that they get cold-processed and packed milk sent from Arakawa's dad's farm in Hokkaido to Arakawa's house.