Well Gavins parents arrived safe and well and I don't think they have stopped talking since Friday. There is 3 years of gossip to catch up on. So far they have seen a lot of road and people selling sheep as we are currently trying to replenish our depleted stocks after the dog incident, which requires a fair amount of internet searching, telephoning and driving. We have been very lucky and have managed to find some very nice girls to swell the flock numbers.
We made it out for a trip on Wednesday and spent a pleasant afternoon at Brantome Police Horses meeting the residents in all their forms, looking at the latest art exhibition by Suze Turland and eating delicious tea and cake. The in-laws had a nice time I think and it was a rare event for both Gavin and I and all the children to be away from the farm together for a visit to somewhere other than family and friends. Not of course that we have any complaints about visiting our delightful family and friends.
To continue the Zim photo session from the other week. Here is a pic of our dogs from zim (Ritz, Sebatian, Tip, Stripe and Bessy) all of whom are no longer with us relaxing by the pool with some lambs. Drilling for water. All our water on the farm was from boreholes very delicious. The most delicious water I have ever drunk was at a friends farm (Vee and Colin) and they lived on a farm where the soil was mostly sand.The water tasted fresh and clean no chemicals. The children on holiday a few years ago with Gavin off on a ride around the local game park with baby in tow. Isn't it cute. So cute here is another photo of it wanting to play before they set off.
Well Patrick has had his stitches out today and is once again nearly fighting fit so back to the grind stone for him for a couple of weeks before I lose him to Bordeaux again.
The girls are looking forward to abandoning me again and going back to school. Well I think Number 3 is Emily would rather stay at home and watch The Food Network Channel all day.
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