Category Archives: the Alps

Bales, bales, bales…

Having been woken up at 6.30 this morning by what sounded suspiciously like a rave party about 10 miles down the road (yes, we do get rave parties in the Alps,) I decided to do the rounds of our fields and see … Continue reading

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The demon shoe-eater

It’s hard to believe that this little chap.. looked this just a few weeks ago.. In a very short time he has become one of the more endearing aspects of the farm, as if 280 lambs weren’t enough. Don’t be taken … Continue reading

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Too much snow?

Living in the Alps means that we have a fair bit of snow and I suppose that by now everyone should be used to it. But when we had almost 30 inches in 24 hours even the dogs were at a … Continue reading

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Snow fun

If you’re ever at a loss about what to do in 22 inches of snow, then here’s some advice: Step 1: Climb onto garden table Step 2:  Lauch yourself off Step 3: Repeat all afternoon Have a good weekend!

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Pocket lamb

When this little fellow was born my husband immediately christened him Pocket lamb, or Agneau de Poche as the French like to say. He weighed in at about a kilo – which I suppose makes him the equivalent of a … Continue reading

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It’s lambing time again

I don’t know what it is about lambing that always draws me back to this blog. Something seems to pull me up to the sheep barn around this time every year and then drags me back down to the computer. There … Continue reading

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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. Which keeps my husband and the dogs busy for most of the … Continue reading

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