Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Make tracks

In winters past I would often see the tracks of critters in the snow. Deer, hares, birds, foxes, dogs, cats, etc. Now that we have mostly mud, aside from the occasional deer print, the tracks I see out in the vineyard are made by cars, tractors, and motorbikes.

The vehicle that made this track rode over a mole hill on the side of the road.

Ken made a pot of beans yesterday. They're little cocos blancs (tiny white beans) that we'll eat today with sausages. The leftovers will get made into baked beans, I hope. Next week we plan to eat a meal of crêpes stuffed with ham, cheese, and mushrooms. Crêpes are a traditional treat for la chandeleur (candlemas). More about that later.

4 comments:

  1. I dare say there are people who "collect" tyre tracks, a bit like train spotters. There's probably an association for them. If not, there should be.

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    1. Thank you Jean... I now have a mental picture of a short fat middle-aged man...
      who, trendily, lives in a warehouse... but that isn't why...
      like a young naturalist he collects plaster casts of footprints...
      only his are car prints....
      they are arranged on the walls... but only the special ones...
      the rest are consigned to drawers.
      He photographs the ones he hasn't got a cast of...
      and he hangs around QuikFit photographing new and worn tyres.
      He's single, but has a lot of friends in Forensics....
      the worrying thought is...
      he probably exists!!

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    2. You're probably right !!

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