Life In France

I have been in France for almost a month now so it is definitely time for an update.  I am living in a little village called ‪Villesèque-des-Corbières. It is 20 minutes from the ocean and an hour from Spain. I’ll be honest there is not a lot to do here; most of the town belongs to vineyard owners and Parisians who come here for the summer.  The school has a garden and we also have our own free-range chickens. We are also in the process of getting a goat. The garden doesn’t have a lot of veggies growing in it right now but that is why we just expanded the planting area and planted seeds.  Currently we have broccoli romanesco, cabbage, beans, and lettuces that have been harvested and will continue to ripen for another month.  This past week we planted potatoes, onions, tomatoes, and carrots.  The garden is just a five minute walked from the school and someone goes every day to take the compost, feed the chickens and collect eggs.  The chickens usually lay 1 egg per day. However, when we did our garden expansion, we found a lot of worms in the soil and fed them to the chickens. Since then, some of the chickens have been laying two eggs a day! The eggs are delicious especially when you collect them while they are still warm and then do something with them right away.

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11 Responses to Life In France

  1. Emily says:

    Villesèque-des-Corbières looks amazing. Susan agrees, you made her hungry! xoox

  2. Gail Blumenthal says:

    Enjoyed your update. The pictures are wonderful. Can’t wait for your next installment.
    Hugs, Aunt Gail

  3. Jill Weintraub says:

    Next post you MUST put your photo. We miss you!

  4. Lois says:

    So interesting! Wish I was there too. I love France.

  5. susan purcell says:

    Hope all well and the garden grows into something exquisite under your care!

    Hope to see you in Paris the week Maya and I are there (april 2-10). Keep us posted. S

  6. Those French Chicks sure are cute…

  7. Drew says:

    OK….I’m stumped. I just cannot figure out the secret code in your blog.

  8. Emily says:

    So we had to harvest the California garden for you. We’ll be enjoying asparagus, baby carrots, arugula, kale, beet greens, and mint for awhile. Aren’t there parsnips hidden somewhere?

  9. Kathleen Levin says:

    Hey Jonathan:
    I am keeping up with your adventures through your blog and also through your family. You sound great. What a fantastic experience you are having now. I am completely jealous! The ground is still frozen in the Hudson Valley, but when we plant our garden this spring/early summer, you and your mom will have to come up and show me a few tricks!
    Everyone sends their love.
    Kathleen

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