Somehow I have managed to organise this week (potentially the busiest week of the year) to have 3 members of the family with a cold (not me and I am still successfully resisting) the carpenter over to finish the last wall on the tobacco barn, Gavin moving somebodies furniture out of a flat in Bordeaux and a car in for a control technique. I am officially giving myself a gold star. If you see me at Riberac Market tomorrow you may have to check that my eyes are actually open as you approach.
Finally, after 2 and half ish years of saving and hard work we have a water tight building (bar the odd door and window which have been covered with a slightly cheaper version of window). It looks stunning and I do apologise for not having a photo, too disorganised to take one. But I will do a before and after shot soon.
The butchery yesterday was at zero which was an interesting working environment to be in. The cold room had to turn on to stop the meat from freezing I think when we opened the door;-) Love it..... The advantage is that all of a sudden your badly insulated home is suddenly a tropical environment.
The sheep are enjoying the sun, cold and bright green grass.
Christmas goodies available at Riberac Friday morning, Eygurande et Gardedeuilh Saturday morning, Manoir de Longeveau Sunday 10am till 6pm and The New English Bookshop, Bazac on Monday 12.30pm till 1.30pm.
See you soon Helen
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