Hare 1 Gladys 0 and a new poly-tunnel.

Posted from Lamenay-sur-Loire, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France. Gladys has had  another trip to the vets last week.  Since her last encounter with a truck we have been more careful letting off the lead but we now have the field and she is free to wander its large spaces.  Interestingly she has become more of a home dog lately getting older now and...

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Baby ducks and field stuff

Posted from Lamenay-sur-Loire, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France. Well our mummy duck finally  had her babies. She completly destroyed the herb and flowers on  the front of the boat, had 6 chicks left 3 unfertilised behind and buggered off without paying her rent. She now waits outside the boat every morning, with her brood,  expecting more goodies, cheeky. We also have a very...

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..and then the rains came down, just when we had the water connected.

Posted from Lamenay-sur-Loire, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France. We have cruised the inland waterways of France and Belgium for the last 8 years, but this year we have  changed direction.  We bought a  bit of  France early this year and have since been developing the ground towards a Permaculture garden.  https://www.permaculturedesign.fr/comment-faire-un-jardin-en-permaculture/ We also want an Eco-campsite on the land to help us maintain...

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It’s too darn hot

Posted from Lamenay-sur-Loire, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France. The summer solstice happened yesterday which for me is a sad day as it marks the start of longer nights and shorter days continuing until my next big happy day the winter solstice when the days start to get longer again, yep  I know I am  crazy but I need those markers in the year...

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Work continues at the ‘Hygge’ field

Posted from Lamenay-sur-Loire, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France. We now visit the field most  days and attempt some progress.  It is hard some days, and when it gets very hot working after lunch gets heavy going so we stop early.  Sometimes we feel that not a lot has been achieved but then we look back on recent photos and surprise ourselves. A recent...

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