• June Dictons

    It’s the start of a new month, so time to turn to look at some French dictons (sayings) about it. Rain and/or the harvest seem to be the subject of most of them, reflecting what the major concerns of country people were in the past. And they still are today....


  • Animal Farm

    An update on the various new arrivals at Les Fragnes. First up, Bertie. He’s feeding well, despite the fact his mum’s a llama. Llamas are not the greatest mothers. They’re not patient. Poor baby just about gets his wobbly legs and his wobbly neck under control and in position, when...


  • Bertie the Baby Llama

    Bertie about 30 minutes old So – our first male llama has been born at Les Fragnes. Bertie arrived about 11.30am on Saturday 28th May. He’s the fourth cria in a row to be born on a Saturday. All our three 2010 babies – Victoria and Georgina the llamas, and...


  • Apples, Crosses and Gravel

    Another cycle-road photo blog. The Sazeray ring, around 20 kms or so, is one of our favourites at the moment. Chris and I nip off to do it after delivering Ruadhri to the school bus at Nouzerines in the morning. But on Wednesday, since there no’s school for Rors that...


  • Excellent Eglu

    Side view of the Eglu and run I must have had my Eglu for about seven years now, maybe longer. My what? Eglu – it’s a space age chicken house made by Omlet. Check out the website. The company now produces several versions of the Eglu and also houses for...