Everything is finished we have opened pressies, eaten too much, drunk enough. The sheep have also eaten and are now happily settling for the evening sheltering under the trees from the windy weather. Apparently whilst out feeding the sheep, the rest of the family saw a jumbo jet flying in to Bordeaux airport very low under the cloud obviously dodging the rather violent gusts of wind that have appeared from nowhere.
What a week for the run up to Christmas I don't think I stopped which is fabulous though rather exhausting. Thank goodness I shopped in October this year. Number 3 child asked me on Christmas Eve after I had read her story...... no I will modify that Number 3 told me that I would not be going to the butchery on Christmas Day. Her wish became true and the only chopping that happened was on the veg for lunch.
We had rolled stuffed lamb. Delicious.
We are now all watching The Strictly Christmas Special and I admit I am trying not to fall asleep, not that I don't enjoy all the dancing but more because the champagne for lunch was rather good.
I may see some of you at Riberac Market on Friday 27th for my last market of 2013.
So I hope everyone had a lovely day for Christmas Day and that you all enter into 2014 with leaps and bounds. Being out and about and having the opportunity to meet lovely people through the work in the butchery and the markets has really made this year a much happier one for all the family.
See you all soon
Helen, Gavin and the Children
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