Author Archives: Kathy

The hired help

Nobody loves the sheep as much as our two sheepdogs, Flossy and Elfie. And nobody enjoys going to work as much as they do. The highlight of their day is when the doors to the sheep barn open and the … Continue reading

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Five generations of shepherds

Sometimes I bring the sheep back to the barn, but most days I just leave it to the expert. He somehow manages to send the dogs half-way up a mountain and then have them bring the sheep down at a … Continue reading

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Morning cereal

There’s not many days that I get up at 7 am on a Sunday morning, but this was the exception. Once the combine has finished harvesting the cereals, the straw that is left is baled and stored for the winter. … Continue reading

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The problem with hiking

I love hiking, but when we go walking in the mountains it’s usually a fairly solitary experience. The day I managed to get this shot of my husband, I was quite pleased with myself. I don’t usually manage to get … Continue reading

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Harvest time (at last)

The wet and cold weather we had throughout the spring meant that all our crops were late this year. But all that water is certainly paying off now. My husband dusted off the communal combine harvester yesterday and started on … Continue reading

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Bastille Day

Yesterday was the 14th July which I think is one of France’s better bank holidays. Better because it falls during the holiday period and we usually have good weather for it. This year there was also the added bonus of … Continue reading

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Anyone for a swim?

I apologise for the title of this post if it’s a bit misleading. Because even on the hottest days, I never get any further than dipping my feet into most of these lakes. I’d love to swim, but the problem … Continue reading

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