Peaches and Dyson an unlikely pair for herding...not sure what (?) as there were no sheep in the field at the time.... could have been birds/mice or maybe even moles. There are hundreds of mole hills in the front field and one of them even ventured into the kitchen the other night via a hole in the wall. That was an interesting experience as you don't often, if at all, see moles warming themselves by the fire on an average evening in the Dordogne. We were all so astonished that we negleted to take a photo, although I was more in a state of shock imagining what other beasties were able to access the house via the hole that had been so perfectly drilled through the insulation. Cat asissted maybe? They may have left said mole in the wrong place so mole had to make a plan for survival.....
We will never know.
As soon as the three little pigs have decided that Gavin is an OK chap then they will be allowed to play outside behind some very effective electric fence.
Here is Dyson working, resting and then reeeeaaallly resting. We have 34 lambs already present and correct and 10 baby goats. We await the main lambing period any day now. However we are lucky enough to have already had some recent practice with disturbed nights, thanks to Number 3 and Dyson, so we are full of the joys of spring and desparate to get started zzzzzzz.........
I leave you with some naughty goat kids and my birthday present twins from this morning.
See you all soon
My, my, what a long drive that was, just over 2000km in fact. On the way up poor Number 3 was afflicted wih over excitement and not chewing her lunch properly, so we had several unplanned for stops on the way to Troyes in north-eastern France and on the way home poor little Dyson, the new puppy, was similarly afflicted. Fortunately we were travelling with towels, dog beds and car cleaner wipes so happily the trip was not as unpleasant as it could have been.
I bet there are very few people reading this who can say that last Sunday they went on a drive around Belguim. What a lot of traffic! I had no idea that it was quite so hilly/mountainous on the East side where it connects up with France and Luxembourg, quite a contrast to the west side, though as I was driving into the sun at that point of the day I actually saw very little of the surrounds on the west side. Gavin said lots of trees not a lot else. I hasten to add, to avoid offending any lovely Belgians, we were on the often less than attractive motorways, which are prone to be quite badly landscaped and /or hidden away out of sight and hearing from the general population and countryside. In fact Holland was pretty full of traffic as well but the roads were much smoother and due to the topography, or flat (!?*) nature of Holland it was easy to see all the goings on around and about.
Living down in Sleepyville, and not getting out much, it is easy to forget how many people there are in the world.
He was so tired last night having spent all day experiencing the land of a thousand smells and forbidden snacks, he collapsed in his bed and slept through till morning thank goodness.
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