A day for the PONs monthly ear plucking and cleaning. Sophie pretends to object but relishes being the centre of attention. Bob suffers in stoic big brotherly silence. Afterwards they get given a slice of carrot as recompense.
The weather has changed. From hot and cloudless to windy and overcast. In fact very windy. The swarming bees have disappeared. The PONs chase blackbirds. It goes without saying the blackbirds are untroubled.
During the night the wild boar have been digging up the grass verges along the lane with their tusks. Bob is kept on his harness for his mid-morning walk. Too many local dogs have taken on the wild boars and lost.
White asparagus at $6.50 a kilo now cheaper than the green asparagus at $7.00
Fresh peas make an appearance. A pain to shuck but the taste is worth it. Sophie adores fresh peas. Bob thinks they're a lot of bother.
Another quiet day in deepest, deepest France profonde.
And here a reminder that Scottish island life requires multi-tasking : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/20/one-man-and-his-jobs-keep-a-tiny-orkney-island-going/