Sadly our time at our first house sit on this Slow Explore has come to an end. It really has been such an incredibly pretty area to explore, and we have been so lucky with lovely home owners Jane and Andy, who have been so helpful in making us feel comfortable in their home and local environment. From suggesting all sorts of things to do and eat, to making us great food, to taking us to their local pub and showing us their favourite walks.
The rural nature has also been so beautiful, and has reminded me a bit of our time in the KZN Midlands, but instead we have rolling fields with the Pyrenees as a background. Interestingly rows of kiwi fruit are grown near where we walk each day. Mielies (maize/corn) is also grown here and then stored to become sileage in the winter. There has been a definite feeling that farmers are very busy preparing everything before winter comes. We heard and saw tractors going past at night, hard at work nearby. We noticed full fields and the next day they were ploughed and two weeks later a small plant was growing. We were told it was a type of turnip or mangle, again for sileage.
We have been invited back and will definitely return 😊