lundi 30 mars 2020

Snow overnight and today, too little too late but nice to see after a dry warm winter.

The old workshop has now been vacated (home office here we come) and the newly converted woodshed moved into - lighting, power sockets and external cladding still to do. 

Susie's been using her time to master spinning on the new wheel, first bobbin full!

samedi 28 mars 2020

First morels...just within our permitted 1 km radius of exercise.

mardi 24 mars 2020

Been a while!

Not many posts recently because we've been rushed off our and had visitors (Jen, Susie's sister). Jen came just as the coronovirus was coming to a head and she was lucky to get one of the last flights back to the UK before the lockdown here in France. I celebrated my birthday just after she left and Susie and I lunched on the terrace with a fantastic chocolate cake Susie baked with sugared violets from the chemin.

With the good weather I've been cracking on with converting the woodshed into a workshop and 5 tonnes of concrete later, some timber framing and reuse of old windows, its beginning to take shape. 

The mammoth task of clearing and fencing the Pla d'Artigue is finally over and the sheep are enjoying the new field. Alas Hopi's baby died at 3 days old despite our best efforts to save her...our only loss in this year's lambing. I'll have to check Hopi for mastitis.