Our first twin black lambs. Aren't they cute. I will be surprised if they ever leave Franklin Farm. Mummy and babies are doing well . You can see in the background that Patrick arrived home this week. He tells us he is revising but I suspect he ran out of money and needed to eat as that is all he has done since he returned. I have had to go shopping twice this week. Number 2 and 3 have both been and 3 still is, ill. Gavin has been given the clear to go by the Physiotherapist unless of course he has any pain in the future then he should return. Funny he said that considering Gavins work there was nothing more that he could do for his bicep, but that he should make sure he keeps using it. Sorry Gavin looks like that extended vacation we had planned is off the cards now. Doctors orders!
Our first free meal (I wonder if it will be the first of many?) from the new mayor and his committee It was a fun evening that followed the official tree planting ceremony, and we actually got to chat properly with lots of people from the commune. We often just drive past, waving madly as we dash around from A to B feeding sheep, making sausages, moving fences and collecting children. Who else identifies people by the car they drive? It was quite weird putting faces to the cars.
Here is a first for 2014, Gavin and Helen sitting down, together but not at home. I know we are not at home because we are both awake.
The rest of the table insisted that if they had to be photographed then so did we. In our defence for the full bottle of wine next to us and the half empty bottle of water Gavin had to leave, driving, about half an hour later to go and finish sheep farming, and I had to drive home.
See you all soon. It promises to be quite a warm weekend of markets.
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