Friday, 25 August 2017

Family Friday and Miscellany - by Violette

Violette: Pretty Neighs, everyone! I hope you are all well. Our #1 has been here, there, and everywhere, and she is leaving again today, until late Monday! On the other hand, the Big V is coming home this weekend from his convalescence, so that is a good thing.

So, family Friday... You know what? My little sister, Héloise, is a clown! You don't believe me? Take a look at this:

Where on earth did she learn to do that? And look at those ears!!!

Do you think it's some kind of semaphore?

Ah, this is better! She looks like a proper filly now!

She is growing like a weed! Here is a more elegant shot of her:

This is nothing to do with me or my family, but #1 had the great good fortune last week to go and see some horses working in vineyards south of here. They were totally awesome, so I thought it would be nice to share some pics:

This is a beautiful "Comtois" breed draft mare called Mascotte:

And this is a Percheron gelding called Vaillant:

Everything is organic, and all kinds of flowers and tomatoes grow along the vines, to energise them! #1 got to try (and bring home) some of the great wine produced there!

It is really great to use horses in vineyards, rather than tractors, because they cause no destruction and do not compact the soil!

Just in case you were missing me, I thought I would end with a shot of me:


  1. oh that is impressing to see the horses at work... and I'm glad that this people make good wine what contains only the grapes and not a whole chemistry lab... yay for this wine!

  2. Heloise totally changes her look by bending her ears like that!She looks so much more elegant with her ears straight up :) So do you Violette.
    We like the working horses in the vineyard.
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

  3. I love the idea of the horses working the vineyards - sometimes the old fashioned way is best.

  4. Heloise is so funny ! We enjoyed seing the horses working in the wineyard. Our vineyards are on rather stiff hillsides in our area, it wouldn't be possible to work them with horses. It has to be done by hand. Purrs

  5. I know some cats who do crazy things with their ears too, Violette...but I think Heloise is funnier than that! Yay that Vidock is coming home.

  6. Heloise is a real cutie and so are you Violette!

  7. That is one silly sister shot:) But she is still a beauty, as are you, Violette. We hope Vidock's return goes well.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  8. Keeping our fingers crossed for Vidock's safe and comfortable return. I worry horribly about flies and his incisional lime but by now it is mostly healed, I guess.
    Little Heloise is growing so fast! It seems as off we just blink and she's changed again. Lovely , dear girl , she is. Violette, you are sweetness personified! We love you lots. Thank you for the info about the organic vineyard. Can you imagine how much more healthful it is for everyone, both human and equine, not to have to be exposed to those noxious chemicals. God bless those who embrace enviornmental stewardship.

  9. Mum saw a team out in a field this week as she was driving around. The area has Amish farms there.

    Yes, silly girl, but we all need a laff now and then.

  10. La tête d'Heloise ... quel clown ! Adorable clown !
    Heureusement que les viticulteurs se mettent de plus en plus au bio ou/et au biodynamique.
    C'est mieux pour beaucoup de domaine et puis ça permet d'utiliser des chevaux de traits.
    Bonne soirée.
    Nat à Chat


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