"Do you give more importance to shoes or the milk you have in your house?"
Osasuna, paregabeko ondasuna
Health is an asset without equal.
|One of the BOYS, one of 6 Rams. We also got a new young ram this year. He is penned up. He will despense his new teenage energy soon enough.|
|Two tango and 2 shear in less than 1 minute. 300 were pampered this way, spa treatment.|
|"Do I know you?"|
|The one not sheared will go into retirement next week. Note the wool in the trailer.|
|Our teenage tomcats sitting close to the warm window|
Note the burners. Charcoaled wood used to be inserted by a hole on the side, see bottom photo. This is another photo of the wall…with lovely glass jars in which I had preserved cêpes.
|yesterday au Pays Basque|
|Today au Pays Basque|
Winter is selfish and egocentric and is hanging onto the stage by his firm, icy grip. The newly born green hills are covered in soft, white down. And everything has once again become a silent, muted grey….sssshhhh the Spring baby is sleeping. Winter is supposed to hang on for the week. it will make my conference in Bilbao on Friday a bit more challenging. Rather than freeze and panic and stress, I baked and made crêpe(s) batter for the Sheepfarmer for when he comes back into the house prior to our last milking of the day. He is a very loving person with a warm, full belly. He takes after his sheep, who eat more when it is cold too. Actually, this is true for everyone who needs the extra calories to keep warm and, as is the case for the sheep to produce milk!
|The blossoms shivering on my Peach tree, just outside my kitchen window.|
|A view from my office directly above the kitchen, actually to the left of the third view/photo.|
Because it was so cold, I found an excuse to also turn on the gas oven and baked an Almond cake (receette de grandmêre simplifier, next post!) which can be made gluten free. So moist and delicious and great in the summer too, instead of the cake used for strawberry shortcake. It works well with ANY berries (or other fruit) you might have on hand or in excess. Simply leave overnight with a squeeze of lemon and up to equal parts sugar (I use far less sugar, but it is up to personal taste and the innate sweetness of the chosen fruit.
Voila, "colis de fruits”
Voila…I am dreaming of summer :)