Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hamish is resting

This picture is the latest on Hamish's Website of A WELSH DOG, named Dewi ( do you remember the two little robots in 2001? that tended the garden called Dewi and Louis ) and he lives with another member of the Hams kin and yes they had loads of snow as well.

Hiya Folks

As it is unbelievably bad outside, walks, trips around the field, trips on the randonnee and my planned trips of Montcuq and it's environs have been put off for a while.  I thought, purely to amuse, that you may be interested in some pictures that I have previously left out.  I will blog only once a week until the weather improves as she needs the computer to put the finishing touches to the "Hamish goes to France" book after an excellent editing critique from the "Writer's Bookshop."   She says and I quote.  It is one hell of a learning curve but one she is willing to do so that she can at least say she tried.

So here we go.  First a couple to amuse.

The one on the left is one of the hens looking OUT and the one on the right is Ben looking IN!

It is amazing just how gentle mannered a cockerel Ben is.  He always informs his hens if he has found something that may provide a tasty meal for them.  BUT he always keeps the peace.  The one thing he does do ( of course I never cause any problems ) is when he sees a buzzard or other large bird of prey he makes this gutteral sound in his chest and takes them all to the corner where there is cover.  Then they all stare heavenward till the danger is past.

The fence to make the pen bigger is still under construction - because of the constraints of the bad weather.The ground which was covered in snow, is now sodden because of all the rain. Buddy though, still tries to walk across where there used to be a path but it is now blocked in at one end.  You would think he would learn eh !!  I, of course, never have that problem.

This picture I took of Souleillou from the other side of the valley right after the snow disappeared, but believe me, Gina and I were not warm.  The temperature has not been anything like normal here for ages now.

This one is interesting - it is the view as seen from the top of our field.  You can see that beyond the escarpment is the Vallee du Barguelonne that stretches out towards Lauzerte.  So pretty at any time of year.

That's it for now.

Talk to you soon



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