It was another successful Longeveau market.Thanks to all those who turned up and supported the event, a good mix of nationalities both with the consumers and standholders this year. We were very lucky with the weather,mostly sunny with a short shower midday. Christmas carols were sung and mulled wine and mince pies were consumed.
We have had visitors since I last blogged, from Zimbabwe and spent a delightful weekend eating, drinking and laughing. Their visits are always too short but we managed to pack in as many words as possible. The last time both entire families were together was 7 years ago. This time the family was a little larger with our one extra child, courtesy of The Netherlands, who gallantly drove down with Em for the weekend. The call of some yummy food and bubbles and a whole pile of gossip was irresistable ;)
So with all the wet weather some of our more fragile livestock has had to be housed. But the main flock are still out and about currently with the boys munching through what little roughage they can find after the blistering summer heat. Fortunately with the warm autumn we have had a little regrowth in the fields. Much of it stopped suddenly the other day when we had several hard frosts and our catalpa tree decided to undress from its remaining leaves, overnight. Quite a sight! There is a great deal of leaf litter from a Catalpa, so the bugs should be nice and warm during the winter. The birds have just started really storming through the fat I hang out for them. The landscape must be short on sustenance now for our little feathered friends.
Loads of other things have happened that I should share with you about the absurdities of agricultural legislation but considering I have an entire pig carcass that requires my attention today I will have to save it for a quieter day in January.
Last orders need to be in by Tuesday 10th December which is this week. Pleeeeaase as it really helps me to plan my final few days. Hope to see you 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