I just wanted to share this lovely pic of our dogs demonstrating the natural hierarchy in the pack when it comes to the stick game. The sky was beautiful that day as it had been for much of November. I even managed to make it into the great outdoors on Monday to help Gavin with his work for a change picking up what seemed like oceans of fences, to be moved to the new field where the sheep are now.
The girls are looking fat and happy with all this lush green grass and have just been re-introduced to the boys, who are delighted to be reacquainted, so we are hoping to hear the pitter patter of tiny hooves in the spring.
........Ok yes this was all a while ago now, well 2 weeks to be precise, and then I ran out of steam and was distracted by the up and coming pressures of trying to be organised for Christmas. Ha ha ha.
I have not seen much of the outside world except at the markets and from the inside of the car driving between A and B, or being driven by yes, my latest reminder that the years are going past as, Emily, is now in control of the steering wheel for her year of driver training. She has driven the electric car, and as I thought is smitten as it is "so easy to drive", however she has recognised that it is not great for her gear changing practice, clutch control, breaking technique etc,etc., so has suggested that not too much fun electric car driving for her.
Gavin found some mushrooms in the field yesterday, unfortunately not quite fresh enough to eat but I was surprised there were any considering the lack of rain around here. And then hey ho the heavens opened. There is still a long way to go until the pond by the house fills up though.
So the order house is closed with regard to Christmas Hams, but I would just like to remind any of you who would like to order something for pick up closer to Christmas that I strongly advise you to place an order as soon a possible so I can make sure I have everything I need in stock to ensure a trouble free Christmas period.
See you all soon
Manoir de Longeveau, Pillac Sunday 29th November 10am till 5pm
Brantôme Police Horses, Sunday 6th December 11am till 5pm
Duras Christmas Market Sunday 13th December 9am till 6pm
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