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Ever wondered what it would be like to run a smallholding? Follow the trials and tribulations of Kim, a newbie to farming, on her quest to learn more about keeping animals and the French agricultural system. Will she have the patience, endurance and resilience to keep going? More Info

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An Accidental Farmer in France

An Accidental Farmer in France

Food Glorious Food

March 26, 2014 by KimmyP

I have not  written my blog for a few weeks because i have been very busy cooking. At the beginning of March we held a pop-up cafe chez nous and… Read more…

Categories: Cooking/Recipes

Fair Weather Farmer?

February 19, 2014 by KimmyP

I am often asked what I do on bad weather days, well the answer is the same as I do on good weather days, there are some jobs on the… Read more…

Categories: Uncategorised

Jambonade

February 12, 2014 by KimmyP

Having taken two of our pigs to the abattoir and being told that they wouldn’t butcher them, our pigs were about 20 kilos live weight, this size is usually left… Read more…

The End is Nigh – Abattoir Day

February 5, 2014 by KimmyP

After months of waiting the day finally arrived for the first two of the piglets to go to the abattoir.  Two of the sheep should have gone before Christmas, but… Read more…

What a Pig Sty!

February 3, 2014 by KimmyP

When our pigs Whitney and Wrinkles arrived chez nous we had this naive idea that we would pop them in a paddock with electric fencing and they would be happy… Read more…

Categories: Keeping Pigs, Smallholding

Registered At Last

February 3, 2014 by KimmyP

After months of toing and froing, I am finally registered as a smallholder in France.  The process itself was not too complicated, but the lady that dealt with me seemed… Read more…

The Silly Season

February 3, 2014 by KimmyP

We have had a very busy few days here, carrying out routine tasks and doing extra jobs caused by the bizarre behaviour of some of the animals! A few months… Read more…

Categories: Sheep, Smallholding

Drugged Up Sheep!

February 1, 2014 by KimmyP

My main animal related job a few weeks ago was to give the sheep their worming treatment before moving them to their new pasture. I only have five sheep and… Read more…

Categories: Sheep, Smallholding

Wood Weekend

February 1, 2014 by KimmyP

Christmas and New Year have been an gone, we had a bit of a rest other than feeding and moving the animals. Our thoughts after Christmas turned to wood, probably… Read more…

The Three Little Pigs

February 1, 2014 by KimmyP

Once upon a time there was a pig called Whitney, she was moved to a new home with her sister Wrinkles.  The two sisters were very frightened, they didn’t know… Read more…

Categories: Keeping Pigs, Smallholding