• Festival of Giant Sheep at Prébenoit Abbey

    It’s amazing. It’s t-shirt weather today. It’s been a long time coming … but finally it’s properly spring. So time to do some spring-cleaning round the farm, starting in the poultry shed. Things tend to get a bit out of hand during winter. Here’s the before photo. You’ll get the...


  • Bird Blog

    We’re eggless again. I still can’t find Cynthia’s and Madge’s eggs and Grey Chicken is brooding. She’s taken up residence in the concrete rabbit cage in the garden, which even though we evicted its last residents – the guinea pigs – last summer we’ve left in place as a rain...


  • Caiti’s Cockroaches

    Coming hard on the heels of problems with mould and mosquitoes, cockroaches are the latest nasty to blight her student flat in Bordeaux. I’m not sure which variety has invaded her. There are four types which are considered pests: American cockroaches, German cockroaches, Asian cockroaches and Oriental cockroaches. I’m guessing...


  • Vintage Cars at Les Fragnes

    We’ve had a busy afternoon. Les Belles Mécaniques Dunoises paid us a visit. LBMD is a vintage car club and the drivers and passengers of about 15 wonderful old vehicles turned up to meet our llamas and alpacas. The cars arriving Last night I was industrious preparing alpaca wool keyrings...


  • Shopping for Summer: 2013 and 1912

    Normally by this time of year I’ve put away the warmest of the winter woollies and trousers and started retrieving our summer outfits. It’s usually the time to think about new sandals for Ruadhri’s ever-growing feet and maybe a couple of new t-shirts and some shorts for us all. But...