Aren't they cute. No we did not take them all even though there was a considerable amount of pressure from Patrick and Emily. Number 3 had the choice, seeing as she has never had a kitten before, and in an eminently sensible fashion that belies her years, sat down on the floor next to them and said that she would take the one that came to her first. What a fool I was because as every person knows who has ever had an animal the most forward of the group is usually the most naughty.
So meet Peaches who has slept on my head for the last 2 nights and purred like a steam train waking me up at 5.45 am to let me know it is playtime again. Funny isn't it the only one who wakes up for the toilet training bit is the one who least wants to have the kitten in the first place. I can hear you all saying but look she is fast asleep and looks so adorable and yes mostly she is adorable until she starts climbing the bookcases.
Did anyone go to the Félibrée last weekend and see Emily working hard with Louise Dunn selling cheese and cooking goat kid meat? We did and had fun eating and dodging the large cloud bursts.
On the farming front the fox has been out again and sadly helped himself to 2 of our smallest lambs which is exceedingly annoying as we had kept the lambs in the barn for so long trying to avoid the problem and now having released them all at what we thought was a size large enough to not be an attactive proposition for Mr Fox, to absorb sunshine and run about like lunatics, we have once again been outsmarted by the 4 legged beastie. Time to call M.Bourguignon again methinks.
The kermesse at the school was the final activity to be ticked off my list of children end of year functions so I decided there was a possibility of boredom through the summer months and had better fill up the gaps in my schedule, hence there is a third market on a Wednesday in Montpon-Ménésterol on Rue de Verdun. My pitch is at the cinema end inbetween the flowers and the olive seller opposite the nems and large fromagerie van.
Some of the family are arriving during the weekend to whisk away the 2 girls on holiday for a few days not sure if that makes life easier or more complicated as although that means fewer hands, it does mean less cooking and cleaning. However I am sure the girls will have a lovely time. Hope the weather stays resonable.
See you all 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