It is definitely winter I have been waving goodbye to our cranes as they fly on to warmer climes, and have been shouting at the top of my voice "I hope you come back soon", but you know what they make so much noise I am sure they do not pay any attention to my instructions at all. I do dream of a nice short winter this year and a long hot summer but no doubt if I get that I wil be moaning that it is so dry and we haven't got enough grass for the sheep. Hey ho there is no pleasing some.
So I have hung washing out in the light mist this morning with the desire to have dry washing by the end of the day but I suspect that is unlikely.
I am setting off to the butchery now to prepare some mutton for tomorrows market which at this stage of the game will be dry with a light wind. Which translates as wear your thermals it will be cold tomorrow.
I have succumbed to participating in a committee this year, and have discovered that the girls ballet teacher does dance with cancer patients at the Salle de Danse in Montpon-Menesterol so I have some leaflets for the stand at Riberac Market for anyone who might be interested in more info.
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