Tag Archives: Alps

Our highest field

The drought and heat of the summer are finally having repercussions on the land here. Apart from a couple of storms, we haven’t really had any rain since the beginning of June. The lack of water means that the grass … Continue reading

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WordPress weekly photo challenge – Near and Far

I took this whilst out hiking in Le Valgaudemar in the French Hautes-Alpes.

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Who’d go hiking in the northern Alps?

As far as tourism in the French Alps goes, the north wins the battle hands down. Everybody goes there. And that suits me just fine. Because unlike the more famous regions in higher parts of the Alps, Le Queyras, hidden in … Continue reading

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Just before the storm

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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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