Saturday, 27 October 2012


I've been really worried about this female sheep for a couple of weeks now. She was attacked by hunting dogs. 2 small Teckel or wire haired Dachunds. They are used around here to hunt Wild Boar. Despite their diminutive size they rounded on this sheep and gave her some serious bites to the leg. I have been since bathing her wounds and applying with Betadine. It's a solution containing Iodine. After 2 weeks I have had to learn to gain her trust, by apples or lettuce. I am now able to walk right up to her bath her leg and sprinkle over the Betadine and unbelievably roll her over to do the other side of her leg. I can't really do it any other way. She can stand up alone now and walk away on 3 legs. She was staying in the shed alone all day and I was having to check her a lot to see if she hadn't fallen and check she had water or sheep food. We only have 5 sheep and only 3 females. I hope she will be okay. They are allowed to live and chomp their way through the grass in the fields. The white one is quite old.

 This is our eldest female. She's very sweet and is quick to be an auntie to lambs. She is a bit concerned about the attacked female and stays close to her almost as if she is there to protect or keep her company. She is concerned when I arrive to look at the wounds or give away a wind fall apple.

Garden is having a second wind after unseasonably good mild weather. It's been  high 20°C. There has been a flurry of flowering Marigolds and the Cosmos are doing well. Wind is strong.

This is a little Atelier in town, don't know who lives here. It would be nice to know.
We didn't go away this year because our V.W. van has been at the Garage. David is struggling to cope with his workload . The  parts are difficult to find here, not a French car. Hopefully we shall go away next year somewhere exciting. I have actually enjoyed being here, pottering and doing the Brocantes. George wasn't too well so it probably allowed him more time to recover too.


This is a handsome building in the middle of Moulin Engilbert. It was talked about to become an Arts Centre.Behind this facade there is a lot going on.
We went to take the van to the big VW dealers in Nevers and David said she's going on the truck. We thought we were going to have to coax her along. Being all psyched up for busy day this was a huge relief we went and sat and had a coffee and a cake in the square for a little treat.


  1. I too hope your sheep will be okay.. too bad about those bad dogs. I can tell you love animals and nature.

    1. Thanks for dropping by. I hope she will be too. Sheep can be a bit unpredictable. I feel she's out of the worst but I will have to keep an eye out for her. The leg is still swollen.
      I love your blog and just started following your Pins.