Saturday, November 23, 2019


This photo is over a week old. The grape vines have now dropped most of their leaves and the pruning continues (by that crew of workers, so it's going fast). Our weather warmed up as a rain system moved in over night. I didn't build a fire on Friday, and I don't expect to need one for the next few days.

Crimson and orange, no clover.

We're heading into Thanksgiving week, which means nothing in France, but Ken and I are already looking forward to our annual T-day tradition of roasting a leg of lamb. We'll have it with flageolet beans, one of the traditional accompaniments. I'm planning to make a pumpkin pie for dessert; I have roasted pumpkin in the freezer from last year's crop.


  1. Hi Walt! I just happened upon your blog because I got a notification of a new comment for a post on Ken's blog that I commented on years ago, so I thought I would take a little visit. Great to see you are still doing your blogging -- what discipline! Hope you are well as we go into the holiday season.

  2. Here in England, the pumpkins produced well in the kitchen garden this year. I make a tasty pumpkin and sweetcorn soup now, very filling with home made bagette. We could do with some of your warmer weather!

  3. betty, hey! It's nice to hear from you. The holidays are upon us again! Enjoy!

    mitch, when you have a surplus of pumpkin, it makes sense. Ken even uses it to make enchilada sauce.

    pats, that sounds real good! Thanks for the idea.

  4. Does anyone join you? Stray Americans looking for a Thanksgiving dinner?


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