Ben is working hard at the moment moving sheep between fields with Gavin here he is trying to find a bit of shade under the grass not too difficult as the grass is so long. The sheep are just about visible in the photos below and enjoying their freedom outside with access to oceans of grass.
We managed to get some work done in the house this week with a start on the second layer of insulation it was very hot at the top of the house, so much water should have been drunk but was forgotten because, "oh I will just finish this last little bit before I go downstairs again", big mistake as I ended up with a splitting headache. The cure was drinking three quarters of a litre of water and eating some bacon. Sorted. I will endeavour not to repeat that today (Thursday) when it is predicted to be between 34 and 36 degrees, so yes not that hot for many of you who read this, but quite warm if you are doing physical work outside in it all day. Houses use a lot of insulation and as you can see there is a bit of a way to go yet.
We are waiting for a visit from a friend this weekend whom we have not seen for we think about 15 years. That is long time. Longer than Number 3s lifetime, longer than we have lived in France, longer than we have had the butchery for and longer than I have been writing this blog. I think there may be quite a lot of gossiping to do and stories to be told. However I will still be at all the markets a usual this weekend armed with burgers and meatballs to appease the masses.
See you all soon
6/4/2015 01:30:34 am
Nice to see the sheep out, about to read The Herdwick Shepherd, do you know about this surprising best seller about the Lake District sheep and their shepherd and his family and, of course, sheepdogs.
6/10/2015 09:09:15 am
Yes Erica I do know this title but have not read it. I am sure it will be a delightful read.
6/4/2015 02:32:02 am
Hey ma, was bored at school so thought i might read the blog. It's cool *thumbs up*. It never seems to get boring reading about my own life (that might be something you should be worried about :P )
6/10/2015 09:10:44 am
How could you possibly be bored at school ;-) Maybe our life is never dull hence the interesting read.
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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