Posted: 27/07/2017 at 14:47
Good afternoon. We have had a drop more rain! 47.5cms since mid Jan. Met farmer Luc out on walkies yesterday and he's already been having to take water to cows in fields that don't usually need it till mid August and previously reliable water holes in other fields have dried up too. Since there's no grass left either all the cows due to drop a calf in August are being brought in to make feeding, watering and calving easier.
Meanwhile, OH is out in the potager weeding since he can now, just about, tell the difference between plants grown in rows and blocks at even spaces from random weeds. Lovely carpet of mini bindweed in there now with fetching pink edged flowers. Humph! He's also building more raised beds.
It's a lovely day for gardening with a cooling breeze and plenty of grey stuff scudding about but I still have a blister on my palm from rhe other day and a very stiff pair of middle fingers where they meet the hand so am sewing quietly. Nearly finished another pair of shorts and a top for Possum.
Probably too late but enjoy your weekend away Pat. Sounds great if you can avoid the techy shop and get some arty crafty stuff.
We are off to Nantes tomorrow so I've been looking up addresses for the piano shop, a patchwork doings shop, a proper brasserie for lunch and other things to see. Did not know Nantes was once the capital of Brittany! Seems that boundaries and provincial capitals all changed in the second world war. They've recently changed again so Busy and DD are now in New Aquitaine and we are in the Pays de la Loire.
I don't want to end up in a home in any language but we'll cross that bridge when the time approaches. Meanwhile we have to stay fit so OH can achieve his ambition of playing golf when he's 100.
No runaway tomatoes here but they are still in their pots and just starting to crop well. First ones we've had were very tasty.