My life in a small French hamlet in Brittany. The flora and fauna, the weather, veggies and polytunnel, garden flowers, neighbours, friends, cats, rabbits, hens, ducks and goats and everything else which comes into my life here in my home in St André.
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.
I've just found this post still listed as a draft, so am posting it now. The polytunnel is full of overwintering plants and the bath is now outside too just to make more room for yet more pots.
There are still pepper ripening in one of the beds. I'd obviously missed this one the last time I picked them. It was very wrinkly but when I cut into it there was another new pepper inside it - bizarre.
These were in the little box I brought back from the field - I love bringing my own produce back down the lane.
November, but there are dandelions in the fields - what is happening to the weather?
Sweet chestnut cases from my field - I have been eating the contents of the decent sized cases - I just love the sweet nutty taste.
A November sunset - there have been some lovely skies in the evening lately.
One of my favourite things to eat is boiled collar bacon. I brought this back with me from England when I visited in October along with a couple of other joints which are waiting for me in the freezer. I ate this first meal with sautéed potatoes and homecooked beetroot - scrummy.
And on the field the birds are all facing in one direction this afternoon ...
Here are a crop of fungi which have been growing against the sides of one of the raised veggie beds.
The compost bins are overflowing and waiting to be turned with the digger when it gets here.
I went into Clinic du Littoral in St Brieuc on 23 November to have the large vein in my right leg removed and several other smaller veins on my calf. As usual the staff were lovely, my room was immaculately clean and the operation went well. This time, I went in and returned home by taxi for which I had a prescription from the doctor.
Three things I like:
1. Watching the jays flying over from the oak tree to eat from the bird table.
2. Rediscovering my slow cooker and making beef casserole and then chicken in cider.
3. Returning home after my leg vein operation and recovering in familiar surroundings.