This IS a rant (BUT WITH HUMOUR), so you will have to bear with me here and see why at the end of this post :
So here we go...
It's Springtime here in the beautiful rolling hills of central France, the land of fine wine and gastronomic orgasms...
I am lucky to live smack bang in the middle of the countryside away from the stress and pollution of the city.
The birds are chirruping away and the bumble bees are buzzing from flower to flower gathering pollen :
The old Wisteria that i worked so hard on pruning this winter on the front of my house is coming into blossom, promising much awaited smells and
pollenizing insects to bring a little joy into our hearts after these long winter months :
You even get one of our dribbly hounds for free!
As well as the Wisteria, the whole garden is coming back to life :
You also get the other dribbling hound and the 3 legged cat as an extra bonus!
We are hoping for wheelbarrows full of cherries this year :
And even the pond is coming back to life with its orchestra of croaking frogs at the fall of night :
The fields around my house are also coming back to life promising a great yield this year in Sunflowers and rape seed :
Only 2 days ago we had a couple of these guys in front of the house :
And its not rare to see these little guys strolling past too :
I consider myself and my family very lucky indeed to have the natural srroundings that we have been praised with and would never give up where we
live... EVEN if we were offered 6 times the price of our house...
Yesterday we had a fantastically rather hot day with temperatures of around 26 to 28° and got the BBQ out for the first time in order to have a
really good nosh up of some local produced sausages and ribs, all washed down with a nice chilled bottle of Touraine Rosé...
The cinders (we only use vine wood for BBQs) were nice and hot, the sausages were on the BBQ and the Rosé was served... and we were all awaiting a
great evening meal seated underneath the parasol whilst taking in the beauty of the garden and surrounding countryside under the slowly setting
From out of no-where appeared our neighbour on a massive big tractor trundling down the small road in front of our house who is a farmer and owner of
the land around us... he is also a good friend :
We gave him a wave as we usually do and raised our chilled glasses of Rosé up to him and he waved cheerfully back with a wicked grin on his
Why the wicked grin we asked?... AND THEN WE FOUND OUT :
It is muck spreading time!!!
Yes, thats right, the same muck that emanates from the back end of this little bugger!
Tons and tons and tons of the stuff spluttering out of the back of his muck spreader... unleashing purulent waves of pungent pig manure into the
fields around our house...
As we all ran, tripping and stumbling back into the house trying not to spill our glasses of chilled Rosé and also trying to stop the dribbling dogs
from pinching our sausages off the BBQ our farmer neighbour cheerily waved at us as his muck spreader chugged slowly past the front of our house in
the field in front splattering thick globs of pig poo all over the place!
Needless to say, our first BBQ of the year was a total disaster...
AND TO TOP IT ALL OFF... the sausages were inedible as impregnated with the smell of PIG POO (so the dribbling hounds got them in the end!) AND we now
have to live cooped up in the house with all windows shut tight for about 5 days until the smell disappears (even with all the windows shut we are
reeked out), meaning that we cannot profit from the awakening garden and the beautiful scents of blooming springtime flowers!
Humph... rant, rant, mumble, grumble... (In a way this is a rant but also as i stipulated at the beginning of the post... also HUMOUR, so if the Mod
staff wish to move this please feel free in order that certain unsavoury marks such as a couple below will not be posted with the target of ruining
For those posting unsavoury remarks, why bother wasting your time answering if you have nothing intelligent to say?
Kindest smelly respects
edit on 26-4-2013 by Rodinus because: Rather crap (pig crap) spelling mistake
edit on 26-4-2013 by Rodinus because:
Phrase added because some people are just down right miserable...
edit on 26-4-2013 by Rodinus because: Even crapper spelling
edit on 26-4-2013 by Rodinus because: Phrase added again