Tuesday, 15 November 2016

The SEL Avranches - Local Economic Trading System (LETS)

A couple of ladies from the SEL (the French equivalant of the UK Local Economic Trading System) came today to collect surplus apples and pears from the land here.  This has earned me some points (fleurs de sel) that I can use for goods or services advertised by other members of the organisation.  I am also offering English lessons to gain some points that I am currently using for another lady to make some curtains for the house here.  So far so good.

They came to say hello while we we were harvesting pumpkins
from the 'Three Sisters Garden'

Posing with pumpkins!!  A few ancient
varieties from the Biaugerme catalogue-
potiron Red Kuri, Green Hokaido and
some spaghetti squash.

Workaway volunteer Anna joins us ....

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Anna and the terrace

Anna, a young German Workaway volunteer, stayed for a week in October and worked wonders on the stone terrace as well as helping out with the walnut and apple harvest.

Anna quickly learned how to arrange the
stones in the sand with a 2% slope away
from the house ...

Travel editor turned builder .....

Kevin managed to find some good
stones in the floor of the old barn
on the land ..............


Anna loved the flowery salads and fresh organic produce
from the garden ...................
Thanks Anna for all your help, for the interesting debates and for the singing and guitar playing .....