But far worse than this, this week was the shocking news that the Chateau wall has collapsed.
Since this picture was taken even more damage has occurred with the room and roof you see also having collapsed. An enormous job and huge expense.The big question in the town is whether the insurance company will pay out, whether this can be considered a natural disaster. Just to think of all the years the chateau has stood there, surviving the French Revolution. Steve says, its French builders, they can't build anything that doesn't survive more than 2000 years. But we mustn't complain, after seeing 'The One Show' Flood special tonight, compared to some people we have it good.
I can't say that we haven't had the odd day when the sun has come out, and it has been a welcome sight for both us and the animals. However, 'The Nuggets' were taking no chances the other day and decided to come inside anyway. Any opportunity they get to come in they will. They love making themselves comfortable on the rug away from the riff raff.
They had a near miss last weekend, when we had a dog attack here on the farm. A young hunters dog, who had paid us a visit once before, killed 5 chickens, the rest scattered everywhere and we lost the Nuggets for an hour. We feared the worse, but they where hiding in the wood shed thank
Had to say goodbye to one of my favourite young males this week. Jupiter our lovely little black boy was bought by another breeder. Sometimes I think I am not cut out for all this. He had the cutest little face and when we put him in the car I felt awful. He has a good home though and I know he will be well looked after. But I do miss him !