Saturday, February 6, 2016

06/02/2016 The big freezer packed up last night, repair man not sure what is wrong and will only return on Tuesday!. Panic to find homes for all the food.

Maximum temperature 15C, minimum 4C.  73 km/h S wind gusts, very hard to stand up! Dry, but rain expected tonight that continues for the whole week!!!
Continuing yesterday's walk - Horses and a cormorant on the pole in the dam. Note the mistletoe in the trees.

A grey heron, next time I walk this way I will take the Nikon with the big lens!

The château across the dam.

Walking behind the dam wall.

Some one has been working, but now taking time out for lunch I guess.

The château.

The château's owner was an international 3 day horse eventer,  One of her practise fences.

Logging.

Old man's beard, Traveller's Joy, Clematis vitalba or in French  ‘herbe aux gueux

More logging.

Manure heap ready for spreading on the land.
Our friends Kerry and Roger nearly bought here, but sadly they have bought just over an hour North.

Abandoned Farm equipment.

Pregnant ewes.  There must be at least 50 in this field, our neighbour is in for a busy time!

12 comments:

  1. Damn about the freezer and DAmn about the rain. Hope you get a place for your food. It is also raining here. :-( :-( .. not a good day at all. Take care Anne xx

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    1. The freezer is only 18 months old Anne so I am not impressed but of course it is out of guarantee!!! It looks like we have a very wet week ahead of us :-(( There will not be many walks me thinks! Take care and have a good Sunday Diane xox

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  2. What a pain. Hope you manage tto save the freezer contents.
    Lovely pics, as usual

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    1. Thanks Gaynor. Yes it is a pain but I think the food is distributed around OK, just have to find it all again! It is the newest of all the freezers so very unexpected. Have a good Sunday Diane xx

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  3. How annoying re the freezer, specially if it is only 18months old!! Loved the little practise fence. I had to look twice until I read what it actually was!

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    1. More than annoying but what will be will be! There are a couple of interesting practise fences around but this was my favourite. Diane

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  4. Hope you found freezer space. Is mistletoe invasive there?

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    1. Yes I found freezer space thank goodness, just have to track it all down again when the other one is back up and working. I answered your mistletoe question when you asked on the 30th so here is a copy of my answer :-)
      Gaelyn I think that Mistletoe is a problem in some areas but nobody seems to worry about it in these trees which is where it mostly grows. I do know that at Christmas the English gather as much as they can if they have a van and take it back to the UK to sell. Lots of kissing obviously under the mistletoe. It is mostly too high to gather easily though. Keep well Diane

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    2. Sorry, I forgot I'd already asked. It's definitely a problem in areas of the SW USA. Hope you put your name on the distributed freezer packets. ;)

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    3. No name, but all are labelled and my writing is different. The packages are in four different places, just a pain as my list was spot on and I knew what was in each drawer now I don't even know where they are! Diane :-)

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  5. I wonder how many times I think -'Should have brought the long lens"!!

    I like herons, they seem a little more common than when I was a kid,

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. I have to agree with that statement, but it is a hassle to carry when just out for a walk. Also as the weather is I could easily get caught in the rain!! Cheers Diane

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