Skiing outside the sheep barn

There’s still plenty of action going on inside the sheep barn at the moment. We now have about 220 lambs (and counting) and of course their 270 mothers.

Préalpes sheep

Which keeps my husband and the dogs busy for most of the day and evening.

Inside the sheep barn

But should they feel like some light entertainment, they need only step outside to watch the latest developments in downhill skiing. Yet another 7 inches of snow has turned the field into the perfect piste and the kids ski until they’ve had enough of walking back up (we haven’t got round to putting in a chair-lift yet).

Skiing in front of the sheep barn

I suppose if one day we decide that there is no future in sheep farming, we can always open a ski resort. Or maybe some sort of tourist activity along the lines of  ‘skiing à la ferme’.

Any takers?

Skiing à la ferme

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12 Responses to Skiing outside the sheep barn

  1. tut-tut says:

    Cross-country! Great photos, by the way.

  2. David says:

    It is great to have you back. The sheep are as amazing as ever. I would visit the ski farm, and I don’t ski. I have moved to Washington DC since your last post.


  3. poppy fields says:

    I’ll be there, though my spoiled girls might complain about the walking back up part 🙂

  4. Hexe says:

    Sign me up! After our week of cold, it is back to busy as usual and I have already forgotten it is winter elsewhere – Gorgeous!

  5. angela says:

    So nice to see you back.
    These are great photos though I don’t envy you the snow, not one bit..

  6. Ice Cream says:

    I’m there! Can I feed baby sheep after I’m done skiing?

  7. J. says:

    How delightful to see you (and the sheep) back! I think ‘skiing à la ferme’ has great potential, but in this economy, sheep might be a safer bet for the time being.

  8. Seriously, don’t underestimate how many takers you’d find. You live in a spectacularly beautiful place–ski chair lift or no ski chair lift. : )

  9. Hi, Just found your site. What a wonderful life in France you have! Can’t wait to read more,

  10. Nancy M. says:

    Gorgeous pictures!

  11. Susan says:

    Oh my – such a beautiful place you live in! What a view. I love the sheep – such noble faces they have! (I know they are supposed to be not so bright but I think they look like intellectuals). Cheers!

  12. Helen says:

    Fantastic photos which really capture your world, and what a beautiful world it is. Helen

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