Monday, 6 August 2007

Taking a break

Just to say that we are off to our house near Carcassonne towards the end of this week, we shall be away for about 10 days and do not have internet down there yet so will be silent for a while. We have some friends arriving tomorrow who will be looking after the animals while we are away. One of the downsides of sheepfarming is not being able to go away without organising sheepsitters.

I expect to return with a renewed enthusiasm for my blog and my novel both of which have suffered recently.

I hope that the foot and mouth outbreak in England will soon be over as the last outbreak was devestating. I can imagine the heartbreak of seeing your livelihood destroyed in front of you, and I know that for many farmers it is their lifes work and not just a job. I can remember the feeling of panic when some cases appeared in France, the thought that I might lose my flock was very stressful. Atleast this time all exports have already been stopped. I fervently hope that the outbreak has been contained.

Anyway I'm off to pack my bucket and spade see you all soon.


liz fenwick said...

Have a great break :-)

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Enjoy! My auntie lives near Mirepoix so I know that area a little, and it's lovely. I'm with you on the foot-and-mouth - it was terrible in my area of the country in 2001, and I really hope we don't have a repeat of that on either side of the Channel.

Caroline said...

Have fun sweetie x