After Gavins momentary lapse of memory he arrived sheepishly (or catishly) with his glasses back on his nose. Apparently the naughty little tikes had been lying blatantly on the table next to the telly, right in front of our faces. So, feeling smug at having found them, he tells me that it is time for me to own up.... he is convinced that we hid them so that he would remember not to lose them...????? Logic???? Hmmm...
"It is nice to be able to read the phone book again" he tells me. "I promise I will look after them now."
It has been a busy week, and I have travelled a few miles delivering to my lovely regular clients and also some lovely new ones this week. I have been to a new market and met some more new and lovely people, and I have seen some really terrific countryside in both the daylight and the twilight and the dark. Obviously things have been a little packed and I have been a trifle fatigued. Now, our driveway requires some delicate treatment when it is a little rainy, as many of you already know, which means that the van has to be reversed in and down the road,400m. I have in 4 years pefected this, but, on Sunday evening I had to phone for a Gavin rescue from the top of the driveway. He arrived on our trusty steed ,quadbike, and pulled me out of the ditch. There are times when it is a good idea to go with the husbands request for the more expensive model with the winch on the front. :) The photo is not me, as you can see it is not nightime, however it bears a close resemblance to my slightly embarassing circumstances.
I am told that occassionally I have to 'fess up' to some of my own less than graceful moments. However other news of the less embarassing variety, is that we have acquired some new sheep.....
They are Jacob sheep some 4 horned some 2 horned for those sheepy fans out there. In the background you cab see that all our sheep have collected to welcome the newcomers. And since they arrived Gavin has spent a number of days repairing fences and re-sorting previously sorted sheep as the lascivious rams have been quite keen to make friends with all the girls. After all it is the season! (farming pun there just in case you missed it)
15 days to go. Shopping nearly complete. Don't forget to place your orders.
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