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Gold Panning in Dordogne

Gold Panning in Dordogne

GOLD PANNING YES WE DID, and what a fabulous 3 and a half hours that was.  I usually succumb to loss of interest very quickly (adult adhd ?)  however,  this gold panning afternoon had me hooked.  We met up with Phillipe at the tourist office in Le Chalard and followed our guide... Read More

Guilt free Crochet fest at The Alpaca B&B

Guilt free Crochet fest at The Alpaca B&B

So you have a bit of a love affair with crochet / knitting ? Possibly enjoy a glass of wine maybe even together with some cheese and crackers, sharing knitting and crochet patterns, talking to like minded people, love animals ?  Then you're going to be interested in this.... We have a really... Read More

Free Range Eggs in the Dordogne

Free Range Eggs in the Dordogne

Free Range Fresh Eggs at The Alpaca B&B - Means we now have free range chickens at The Alpaca B&B in Dordogne, they arrived about 2 months ago and caused mayhem with the alpacas.  On day 1 the alpacas point blank refused to walk past the part of the garden closest to their coop and go i... Read More

Halter Training at The Alpaca B&B in Dordogne

Halter Training at The Alpaca B&B in Dordogne

Halter Training These two words fill me with dread, and not because of the weanlings they are of course stressy about it but with care and patience they are a breeze. When I first moved over I obviously spent a lot of time with the animals building trust and also learning their ways. My 2nd summer... Read More

See what we made out of The Bread Oven

See what we made out of The Bread Oven

The Bread Oven is no more in our patch of Dordogne Whether you’re a lover or a hater I will have to take it on the chin because yes indeedy we made the decision to rip out the bread oven.  It was HUGE, we had never used it and we were never likely to use it.  The bread oven was taki... Read More