Muscovy Duck

Muscovy Duck
Roosting on the gate

2011 - My second year of blogging in Brittany

I felt I would like to share some of the photographs I have taken so far this year and some from other years. I live in a beautiful part of Brittany and just love being here. It's a lovely place to photograph and enjoy being in through all the seasons and hopefully this blog will show you where I live my life.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Kittens, fungi, diminutive horses and rabbit pie

I can't believe it's the last day of October - where has this month gone?

Daisy and Claude, the kittens have been outside for the first time.  It was such a sunny and warm afternoon  yesterday after the damp, grey days we've had recently so Andrea and I sat on the terrace catching the rays and watching their antics.  They can't yet manage the cat flap and because it is fitted into a 2ft/60cm thick wall I can't actually push them through from the inside, only from the outside.  In the end I propped the cat flap open with a broom and then later with wood stacked to brace it so they could come and go as they wish.
It's tiring though having new experiences in the fresh air and after an hour or so of running around and pouncing on leaves and each other they finally came back in and collapsed in a tangle of limbs.
I went for a bit of a walk with a friend on Monday afternoon and started taking photos of fungi growing in the lane. 

I think the last one is a shaggy parasol and edible but, with no-one to verify it, I left it growing on the verge.
Coming home from taking Andrea to Guingamp station at the beginning of the afternoon I passed, and then went back to take photos of, a little horse event in Kerien.

The little carts were attached to diminutive horses, I don't know the breed, and as I was taking photos a coach filled with small children arrived and after a little song the horses pulled the carts round for them to have a ride.

 I bought a quantity of rabbit meat on Saturday and having cooked it up like a casserole I then squeezed half a fresh orange into it and added mushrooms cooked in garlic butter and some finely chopped sage and parsley before dividing it between two small casserole dishes and topping them with puff pastry.
I know I shouldn't say it myself, but I had half of one for supper this evening and it was gorgeous - I don't think I've had rabbit for years and I really enjoyed it.  There was a little bit of puff pastry left over so I filled it with raspberry jam and had a little tart for pudding with cream poured over - mmm - scrumptious!
Three things I like:
1.   My daughter called me this evening to say she'd got the job she was interviewed for yesterday - well done, darling!
2.   One of my young Light Sussex hens has started laying eggs - I didn't think they would start laying until the Spring.
3.   We just managed, by the skin of our teeth, to get to the station in time for Andrea's train, at least she wasn't on the platform when the train went out so I guess she got on