No point using "Roundup" or anything like it. These weeds are like the MRSA bugs. They
have mutated and now love weed-killer. It makes them grow faster, stronger and bigger! The only solution
is to pull each one up individually, but that is only possible when the ground is damp enough for the
roots to come with them. Of course as there is a drought ...
The vegetable patch is beginning to bear fruit (vegetables actually, but you know what
I mean). We have picked our first tomatoes, and enough raspberries to decorate a pie. At least a pie made
with someone else's raspberries. All without pesticides or herbicides. The tomatoes are unbelievable and
I am now a convert to home produce.
In between watering with the watering can only (which we think we are allowed to do)
and picking tomatoes, the week seems to have gone, except for Saturday night. "Moules frites" evening at
a local village, costing 5€ a head is great fun. The mussels are cooked in massive pots and served
immediately and the chips are cooked in vegetable oil. Like most of these types of events, we eat at long
tables outdoors and the atmosphere is friendly and jovial.
Next week, well, maybe some building work