Well after months of rain and slightly chilly weather we have leapt to the other end of the thermometer spectrum and are battened down for 40 degrees tomorrow. I am determined not to moan about the heat as we seemed to spend all spring moaning about the cold and really at some point one needs to break the cycle. So get your coolest frock/shorts/t shirt/ pants on and chillax to the sound of panting dogs and heavy breathing sheep or if you are super lucky splashing pools, lakes,seas or rivers. Don't forget to drink alot.......preferably with water/tea inbetween and chuck some meat on the barbie. Enjoy.
Our American student, Hayden, turned out to be happy to helpout, easy going, handy with the camera when they were out and about and good fun. It was nice to exchange information and experiences and we were enlightened by the knowledge that not all Americans eat out all the time some do actually cook in their own houses and were surprised to discover how little English pop music is played in the USA and that no not everyone lives like Dallas;) (To any Americans reading this I am only joking in case you don't get my English sense of humour) We learnt a lot about pigs and barbecues....not sure what he learnt but I like to think it was something. He is off on his next adventure now touring with his band The Blisters back in the states and back to uni in the autumn. I think he may have left with the impression that all we do is go out on the razzle as we have had the most exhausting but enjoyable social life for the last couple of weeks. In fact in case anyone is interested we are available for bookings again ;)
Gavin has been dabbling in the fine art of sheep shearing with some very helpful assistants and has discovered, happily, that he is not as shearing unfit as he thought he was. Although the groans today about the achy shoulders may belie that fact.
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