I wonder how many kilometres a cat travels in a year? Peaches, pictured above sorry about the quality, obviously decided to scan herself so that we would remember what she looked like as her plan was to leave us for 5 days. She has returned tonight, thank goodness, and has had 3 meals and some milk already. She will probably sleep for 5 days now. Oh look she has already started....
Talking of distance travelled, how many kilometres do you do in your car/cars every year?
We reckon we must do around 40,000km. Is that alot? I think that ought to be a yes, as in theory we work from home. An average month is 3287km which is 109 km/day that is alot of backwardsing and forwardsing in a very small area of France. Working on the theory that an ordinary diesel car with current prices in France would cost about a euro/km We are working with about 4000euros/year of diesel. If Gavins approximate calculations are correct running Electric Kangoo will cost about 2000euros/year. Not to mention the saving on servicing costs (or lack of servicing savings). No wonder the powers that be are not keen on encouraging the technology. How on earth would they run all these countries without fuel taxes.
I took Kangoo out today on a delivery run. That was fun. I have never had a car that is so easy to drive.
Don't panic folks I will stop being a car bore soon.
Other goings on down on the farm was the transformation of the plastic tunnel next to the village, much to the delight of the village residents I suspect. We all particpated to a greater or lesser extent even Number 3 was undoing bolts and passing the required implements up to the boys on the ladders or fetching and carrying for anyone who needed anything. The completed article below, I hope the sheep are happy this winter. Oh yes and Gavin.
Gavin has finally got round to dealing with his sore knee issue and has visited the doctor and a specialist and is halfway through a course of sinovial fluid injections to make his joints work without hurting all the time. I guess at some distant point we will be looking at a knee replacement. Lets hope it will be later rather than sooner. He has also visited the opticians and discovered that his eyes are wearing out too!!! I read the other day on facebook that loss of vision is natures way of disguising what you see in the mirror every day as you mature in years.
It appears that we have tavelled some way in the kitchen, on the farm and on the road this autumn holiday but managed to end it by only tavelling into the garden to eat lunch outside in the November sunshine. 24 degrees. For us that is quite a treat.
See you all 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