Cottages, Goats, and Tractors, Oh My!!

by Tessa on May 3, 2013

in France, Trips & Travels

French FarmlandFrench FarmlandFrench FarmlandFrench FarmlandA Lavender SeaFrench FarmlandA Lavender SeaFrench FarmlandFrench FarmlandFrench FarmlandA Lavender SeaFrench FarmlandFrench FarmlandI wonder what life would be like on little farms like these. Hens clucking at your feet, goats on the side of the road, tractors in the front yard. It’s a life that’s completely unfamiliar to me but it looks absolutely charming! When we were winding through the Pyrenees, we stopped and bought some bread from a little bakery for lunch and an old man showed us around his farm and his work space where he makes cheese. We tried some and it was very potent! I like cheese, but I’ll stick with Gouda; however, even if my tastebuds aren’t refined enough to enjoy the cheese, I adore that old man and his little farm. He told us that he makes cheese because its a vocation that allows him to live in the countryside with beauty all around him. I can’t disagree! The scenery was completely dreamy! The people were kind! The weather was chilly but clean and wonderful! The goats and chickens wandering around just about stole my heart! The cottages and tractors looked like they were out of a children’s picture book! I need not go on;)

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danielle gomez May 10, 2013 at 5:52 am

Currently, we have a missionary serving in our ward who grew up on a sheep farm in a rural town of Utah. Andy was intrigued and asked a million questions. “Do your sheep know your voice?”, “Do you have any black sheep?”, “How many sheep do you have?”, “Do you have a staff?”, “How long does it take to gather your sheep?”, etc. I’ve never seen him so engaged and excited to learn about something different like he was that evening. Later that night he confided in me that he thinks he found his calling in life… he want to be a shepherd.

Charlotte May 5, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Oh this place looks wonderful.. I WISH I could spend my days somewhere like this! What a beautiful reason to become a cheesemaker too, might have to add it to my potential careers list haha xx

Jessica May 4, 2013 at 6:12 pm

Hi! :) I love your blog! I would love to go back to France someday – beautiful pictures!

~ Jess

Lisa @ Making Lifes Lemons May 4, 2013 at 5:12 pm

VERY lovely photos!

xo Lisa

Aaron May 3, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Oh come on…please go on, I was enjoying it.

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