About Uzes

The French Farmer

The French Farmer

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The farmer who sells goat cheese at the Uzes Saturday Market is one of my favorite vendors. He’s certainly one of the most colorful.

Last week he handed me an invitation to an event he stages each year at his farm.

French Farmer

French Farmer

 

“Pastoral” doesn’t even begin to describe his farm.

Farm spread out for acres in the countryside

Farm spread out for acres in the countryside

 

Never would I have guessed that the modest man selling the BEST chevre at the market has a farm and family business this large scale. 

 

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On the way into the pasture,  I was met by the property “guard” who looked at me suspiciously.

 

Property "guard"

Property “guard”

 

 

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Visitors are welcomed where animals roam. 

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The “fencing” was as unique as some of the “farm” animals.

"Fencing"

“Fencing”

 

There were baby llamas …

 

Llamas

Baby llamas

 

... and llama’s mamas

"Llama's momma"

“Llama’s momma”

 

 

Ducks and chickens galore

Ducks and chickens galore

 

Some very strange birds

Plus some very strange birds

Plus some very strange birds

 

By far my favorites were the ostriches. I’ve never been this close to an ostrich, much less a whole herd. 

Herd of ostriches

Herd of ostriches

 

Ostriches at farm outside Uzes

Ostriches at farm outside Uzes

 

Yes, I was warned that ostriches can be quite dangerous. Certainly I was pushing my luck.

 

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I couldn’t help but be amused. Please pardon the puns!

Fun hanging out with a couple of old birds

Hanging out with a couple of old birds

 

 

Where'd she go?

Which way did she go?

 

 

She went that way

She went that’a way

 

 

I'm know my glasses are somewhere

I’m sure my glasses are here somewhere!

 

 

 

Just wait 'til I get my walking legs back

Wait ’til I get my walking legs back

 

 

 

You've been drinking too  much again

Drinking too much again!

 

 

"...put your right foot in, you put your left foot in ..."

“…You put your right foot in, you put your left foot in …”

 

 

Momma always said you were the prettiest

Mama always said you were the prettiest

 

Being a “city” girl, spending a Sunday afternoon on a farm in the south of France was a happy surprise.  Hope you enjoyed it too!

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6 replies »

  1. Loving your writing Debby. Thanks for i allowing us to share your adventures. P.S. I noticed in your post about the artists that you know at least 3 French words. LOL.
    Beverly

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