Bio marché

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Organic plants for your garden

Once again, we are back at Chateau Bonnefous. They are host to our annual Bio Marché where growers and artisans bring there wares for us to sample and purchase. There is also plenty of information available for those that want to explore organic gardening, wine making and more.

Being in the largest wine producing region in France, the wine makers are well represented and happy to share their wares.

Remy - Domain Saint Juste
Remy – Domaine Sainte Juste

There are baskets of fresh local cherries and strawberries for sample and sale. If you get hungry, there are food sellers who offer snacks or a meal. The Chateau also has a full scale restaurant where you can dine indoors or out on the patio.

Fresh and aged local cheeses, breads, it is a tempting display of local wares. Of course artisans of all persuasions are on hand.

Games and toys made of wood offer hours of fun without using any electricity and no batteries are required.

The carousel: Ladybug, Snail, Grasshopper,
The carousel: Ladybug, Snail, Grasshopper, Frog

The carousel is a favourite with the young ones. But each year the children’s entertainment changes. There is no charge for the ride or the petting zoo.

At any event, you will find music. This is no different and a merry band of locals wandered about the event regaling us with their tunes. Naturally, there is impromptu dancing.

There are tables set up for those who want to sit and chat with family and friends over café or a glass of Rosé. Face painting is offered for the children and once again, no charge.

Carousel - Grenouille/Frog
Carousel – Grenouille/Frog

An effort is made to introduce everyone to environmental issues and organic foods.

Bisous,

Léa

Wooden games
Wooden games
Wooden toys
Wooden toys
Canard confit
Canard confit
Handcrafted cutlery
Handcrafted cutlery
Lavender and other essential oils
Lavender and other essential oils
Something for everyone!
Something for everyone!
Petting zoo
Petting zoo

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The Village Blacksmith Part 2

“The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.”
– Auguste Rodin
Jean a la forge

Jean at the forge

Today I caught Armand’s son, Jean at work in their Atelier. With a fire burning in the background and Jean pounding away on molten iron, there was hope for a good photo.

Jean

Honestly, I also wanted to capture a picture of the gate they had recently completed with a Cathar Cross at the heart of it.

Gate with Cathar Cross

If a picture is truly worth a thousand words, I shall let the photos speak for themselves.

To the right, a gate with Croix de Cathar in the center. Below to the

left is the Croix de Cathar that Armand made for me. It’s place of honor is just above a door in my salon (living room).

Bisous,

Léa

Croix de Cathar