Look what we found on Bon Coin (a buy and sell site in France for those living overseas) looking for an active new home on a farm. He is very pretty and was originally called Django by his former parents who decided that they needed to re-home him. After much battling with communication in the first few days to persuade him to become a bilingual dog, we decided that he could not understand us when we said his name probably due to our lackof french accent, so it was decided that Jack would be a better name. He has settled in to his new schedule, and in fact ran around like a lunatic for the first week so much so that he got sore feet and was forced to have a day of rest. He had a slight disciplnary moment with Tom our oldest dog yesterday and weirdly Jack seems to be much better for it, now he has officially been told he is at the bottom of the pack. With any luck he will take an interest in herding sheep and fill a gap that we have in our age line for our working dogs. He is only 18 months old and luckily for us the french couple re-homing him recognised that it was now or never if he was going to be retrained.
.....I have been slaving away ensuring the continued production of sausages for the starving masses in our little butchery.
This is me during the the Christmas and New Year festivities sitting down somewhere underneath the cat. Wonderful. We had a very relaxing holiday and then the other day I was reminded by a friend on Facebook that I was supposed to be doing my accounts. Ooops... time to wake up... and do anything but the accounts...
The butchery is undergoing a facelift and will soon be working again so fear not you will all be seeing me again soon at the markets. We have had our first lamb of the year and are still waiting for number 2 to appear. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas as well and have started the New Year with energy and vigour.
See you all soon
I am farming sheep and goats on the Dordogne/Gironde border with my husband and our 3 children. We have an on farm butchery and sell our meat direct to the public via the markets and delivery points in our local area