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Holiday Snaps

Posted by cameladventures on October 1, 2013 at 12:35 PM Comments comments (0)

            

It's back to business as usual here at Valhalla Farm after our lovely riding and camping holiday last month.

First we explored the beautiful and rugged landscape of the Ardèche, rock climbing in the mountains and kayaking along the river in the Gorges d'Ardèche

 

             

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I knew we should have built an ark

Posted by cameladventures on May 21, 2013 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

    

I don't care what the weather man says
If the weather man says it's raining
What's the use complaining?
..... La de daa de daa.....


Sorry, just trying to cheer things up a bit with a song because the grey sky and pouring rain are making the world outside my window look blummin' miserable!
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Oops!... Spoke too soon

Posted by cameladventures on February 26, 2013 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)

  
    

It seems the few warmer, sunny days were just a little taster of the spring which, evidently, is still a long way off yet.  Back came the snowfall, heavier than before, non-stop for three days.  The pigs and birds have mostly been hiding indoors but they're all out and about  today as the snow has stopped ...

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Bye-bye snow, Hello spring

Posted by cameladventures on February 18, 2013 at 3:05 AM Comments comments (0)

    January 2013

  

 

A new year draws closer

Posted by cameladventures on December 1, 2012 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Winter is here.  I know that because the cold bit through to my bones this morning as I walked dogs, crunching through the frost which left the whole landscape blanketed in white until lunch time.  The sun is shining now but the temperature remains icy cold.

It's not all bad news.  Temperatures below freezing will mean we can soon evict the squatters from our attic.

    

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Autumn is on it's way

Posted by cameladventures on September 18, 2012 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Summer has stretched on, the sun seemingly unwilling to leave us just yet.
Although it was a litlle late coming this year, the summer has been beautiful with lots of hot (sometimes almost unbearably hot!) sunny days.

Today is overcast and much cooler (though still shorts and T-shirt temperature).
I think autumn really is on it's way now.
The hazelnut trees are dropping their nuts for me to collect from the grass and the apple trees are full to bursting so I shall have t...

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Head for the Hills

Posted by cameladventures on July 18, 2012 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)

      

 

     

 At the end of last month we made the most of a brief period without any canine guests and popped off for a few days, on the bike, to the Rhone-Alps...

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Colours of summer

Posted by cameladventures on June 6, 2012 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (2)

   

Yes, summer is definitely here.  I know that because we have already had a taste of what's to come...  boiling hot, sunny days followed by thunder storms.

If there is one thing La Creuse does spectacularly well, it's thunder storms.
We have awesome lightning strikes. To watch - from a place of safety, of course! - it really is l...

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New kids on the block...

Posted by cameladventures on June 4, 2012 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

          

Yes, we've had some new arrivals at Valhalla Farm.
Eight hens (incl. 2 Silkies) and two Pekin ducklings have taken up residence in the poultry pen and barn.

We cleared out the largest section of our barn, put up some perches, laid down bedding and nesting boxes, built a ramp from the window to the...

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Spring Showers

Posted by cameladventures on May 21, 2012 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)


 

There is nothing quite like the fresh, sweet smell of a wet forest on a warm spring day.

On Saturday there was a break from the recent wintery weather providing hope for a return to spring.
We made the most of it and took our boy, Phoenix and one of our lodgers, Zac, to the Monts de Guéret.
The sun came out and we had a lovely walk.  The boys definitely enjoyed ...

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