Posted by: kathandroger | June 15, 2011

Where’s that bloomin’ goat?

Our mason, Jean-Marc is always right. You’ll never keep a goat in, he said, they escape all the time. We thought our Tittie was different. Having found her last week when she went missing in the wood, she seemed to have settled down well and made a good companion for Moins Dix (below)

Then, yesterday evening, Roger went for his daily ‘love in’ with the animals to find the goats had gone AWOL. We searched all over, concluding that they’d probably done a runner. I did a bit of googling and discovered that it is indeed very difficult to keep them in unless you have an electric fence or a very high one, or that they are tethered, none of which we really fancy. However, apparently they never wander too far…

This morning I got up extra early before cycling and wandered round to see what I could find – and hey presto, there was Moins Dix staring straight at me. On seeing Boudie he turned on his heels and hopped with great agility over the fence in to the adjoining corn field…where Tittie was happily munching away! Let’s just hope the neighbouring farmer doesn’t notice as I’m not sure we are going to be able to stop them!

Over lunch today Roger said to me that he had worked out the secret of integrating in France: Join a cycling club, manage a Paso Doble at the local dance and talk to the locals about the vegetable garden. Well the evidence of the first two is below, and I reckon we can talk about our vegetables for England (or should that be France?…)!


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