Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Food at last .
The farmer ( or bad farmer as we've now christened him ) finally brings fresh fodder for the two cows in the field across the lane. The first time they've been fed or visited in nine days. One of the cows stands to eat , the other lies down and delightedly tosses the hay into the air with her horns. Last winter the farmer lost five cows and three calves to the cold weather. Animal welfare not a French forte. Complain too loudly and he'll simply slaughter them.
A concrete nativity scene on sale in the garden centre . Reduced from €1200 to €490. An improbable sign sellotaped to Josephs coat " Bargain of the year ".
By the checkout counter in the supermarket an advert for Lagotto Romagnolo puppies . Great trufflers and marvellous companion dogs. ' The font ' thinks they look a bit like PON's. Angus doesn't. The woman at the checkout informs us they have webbed feet.