Both fascinating and repulsive at the same time, liberating snails has
up until now escaped my repertoire. After a night of gentle rain and
mist it was clear that the front steps and flower garden had hosted
a fête, and those who had gathered needed to be moved on.
Now installing themselves in their new (sadly flowerless) home, some of
our friends were quick off the mark and resembled a yacht race, all on
the same tack as they made their bid for freedom, while others, still a
little sleepy, failed to make any immediate progress…
“L’héliciculture est l’élevage des escargots comestibles.”
While we dicussed starting an ‘élevage’ for snails (a farm), contrary
to popular belief, not all Frenchmen like to eat them… and not all
cooks enjoy the thought of preparing them!