Sorry no blog last week I was otherwise entertained driving and collecting furniture. The weather in UK was surprisingly good and we packed the van in the nearly sunshine. On arrival back in France it started raining (thought I had taken a wrong turn somewhere) and in our efforts to unload quickly so I could return the van to Super U we temporarily closed access to the rest of the house.
I believe Number One did a fine job in my absence at the markets. Numbers 2 and 3 were with me "Vanning" and visiting their Grandma whilst I did the the fun bit with assistance from my sister and brother.
It is a long way up France but there was no traffic in both directions. Arrived in UK and after 20 minutes of the M20, where Number 2 said that she was not surprised English people had so much good radio as it drowned out the noise of the awful road surfaces, we were in a traffic jam for half an hour engine off, not even moving, then informed that they had shut junctions 21-23 on M25. Great.... Took us 3 and half hours to drive from Folkstone to Welwyn Garden City 163km and 8 and half to drive from Home to Calais 888km.
Was lovely to see family..... but what a relief to get home. So other than rearranging the house to absorb all the acquired items from last week I visited the sheep to check up on my lovely husband. Gosh what a lot of bouncy lambs and aren't they lucky to still have a dry shed.
Now I am sure you are all beginning to think I just go to the shed and take photos of the rest of the family working and I do, but I do also bottlefeed lambs and carry water as well. Promise.
You can observe how effective the feeding rails are at keeping the lambs out of the feed alleys ha ha. Naughty little tikes. Well I will be at my usual station at Riberac on Friday morning and also at the Bookshop on Saturday. Hope to see some of you there.
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