What a lovely day Sunday was, we had friends round for lunch and had braised lamb with beans, which was delicious, and then sat in the garden (or rather area of mud with a little grass growing on it) in the sunshine. Granted we had jumpers on but nonetheless it was very pleasant. Having taken my photo I realise the cabbage should have been savoy cabbage rather than the round white for artistic effect.
When we had yet a second day of sunshine I was curious enough to add up the amount of rain we have had since the beginning of January, 280mm, or about 11 inches. Amazingly I had a spare minute to look up the average rainfall for the Dordogne in Jan/Feb and it is apparently 162mm or about 6.4 inches. Interestingly the average rainfall in Cork, Ireland is 260mm in Jan/Feb.
My curiosity satisfied I went moving fences with Gavin and Number 3 to make the most of the sun before the rest of the week began.
"A"lamb was evicted to the shed this week to learn how to be a real lamb. Mainly because Number 2 did not enjoy having a wet foot when she stumbled downstairs in the morning in her pyjamas to forage for her Coco Pops. There are few things more frightening for a Father then a grumpy 15 year old daughter with a wet slipper before 10 o'clock in the morning.
We have reached lamb number 50 I think and we are still going strong I hope.
Patrick has been home for a few days this week and has helped his Dad finish off the gates for the shed and rolled a few bales around. He's had a good old workout ready to attack another term at uni. Number 2 and I are quite happy to have a break from bale rolling as although they provide excellent body strengthening exercises, they are really quite heavy.
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