Why Is That Cow Eating Those Yellow Flowers?


Because it’s yummy.  It’s Les Lotiers.  Bird’s-foot trefoils.  “Bacon-and-eggs,” says wikipedia.  Beef raised on the nutrients and warm-belly feeling of “bacon-and-eggs” …. yeah, I’m all for it.  The herd has been well fed and content this Spring.  Now I understand why this cows seeks out the yummy flowers of nummi-nabilty.


… and in other photos, Jiggy, King of the Hay Bale.


No other dog tops this bale.  Jiggy is the one pup to rule them, well not all, but most.


Lumi looks out for things out of order.  Like a blade of grass placed on a parked Hilux.  Or a Skoda resting slightly to the left of consistent parking spot.  It’s the little, little, littlest things for this pup.  We call him “RainDog.”


Another thing of many things this dog has had in his mouth today.  He value-adds with his thing-in -the-mouth deal.  You will have a great review this June!  Good work, dude!


A sun set by our French Teletubbie faction.


This double yacht carpe diem … what-choo-call it nearly clobbered my Skoda!


And finally, Poor Peppa, a Casualty of Play.  We’ll update her o-bitch shortly.


A Very Big Dandelion. A Very Wet Gumboot



Lucy rode her bike down to the mailbox to check the mail.  She came back with a very large dandelion.  I think there was some mail as well, but that isn’t important.  The cows eat dandelion.  According to my mother’s mother, she said that all cures for colds and such started with dandelion tea.



Very big thneed seed indeed.

Otto and Minty rode down to the river Laspeyrères for a dip.  Of course goggles and gumboots were essential.  Minty jumped in wearing her best sundress.

Otto emptied his boots, dried in the sun and is now looking for “Gendarmes.”


In America, they are called “firebugs.”  To me they are faux ladybugs.  All the right color and spots with no curves, thus saving on manufacturing.  Gendarmes means The Police ( well not The Police, but the real police like the ones who’d send you to the pokey ).  I’ll have to inquire within why the faux ladybugs are called policemen.  More on that later.