Yes it is time to get the winter duvet and the electric blanket out of the cupboard, find the axe and make sure nothing has died in the chimney. The chill has arrived. Mind you we have had our fire going for a couple of weeks as our house is prone to being rather damp once the really hot sun has disappeared.
Ha gotcha.... hands up who thought I was going to say it is nearly Christmas, time to think about what you might want to eat during the festivities and possibly make an order. But no, I wasn't.... but seeing as how we have touched on the subject maybe you would like to think about it;-)
Here is our tree surgeon swinging about in our very large trees outside our tobacco barn conversion.It was very impressive listening to the trees being felled and as you can see he is quite a long way up. The first photo is taken from the first floor window.
Here is the upstairs of our barn all boarded out. We are on a pause before the window stage as I am still trying to find the best value for money site in France as my first foray into window pricing gave me a price of 5000 euros which was way out of our budget. It is lovely big space upstairs and we spent an hour or so this morning drawing lines for where the rooms and bathrooms should be. Gavin has come up with a clever plan for an airing cupboard so goodbye to all those damp sheets that get hauled in from the garden at this time of year.
With regard to the dog attack on the sheep and insurance we are still waiting for a response from the dog owners insurance but we are hoping for a fairly straight forward run as there are no challenges involved but we will see.
Thermals and thick socks for tomorrows market methinks.
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