Last night was exciting woken by a torrential downpour then jumped out of our skins by thunder from nowhere. Then wind to make the tiles on the roof rattle, then nothing, it stopped almost as suddenly a it started. It turns out we had 22mm of rain in what felt like 10 minutes.
We have a rain gauge and we record the temperatures and rainfall every day and have done since our arrival in 2004. Gavins Granny used to keep official weather records when she was alive and they lived in Kwe Kwe, Zimbabwe. It can be quite interesting looking back and seeing if we really never have had a day as hot as that, or as much rain as that in one day. However it can potentially turn you into a bit of a know it all weather bore. So if I ever start down that track feel free to let me know.
I digress from the main info of the day that being what there will be at this weekends markets. So here goes, there will be some mutton in various guises cubed/minced/chops/ sausages. For those who keep requesting I will have lamb mince on the stand tomorrow. If you definitely want some please send me a quick email so I can reserve it. I have made a new pork sausage with marjoram for a change as well. The regular line up is also available.
See you soon
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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