Panier of Plenty


As I closed the door of the fromagerie for the last time this season, the breeze had picked up and nudged apples off the trees in the orchard. I tended my potager, picking the last beans, cucumber, tomatoes and courgettes… mentally saying a final ‘au revoir’ to all I have created and cultivated.

Travelling further up the mountain and hiking into the forest, wild chestnuts were falling, their green casing tinged golden and just starting to split open. I foraged alongside cows from the nearby farm, using a stick to prise the ‘marrons’ from their prickly protection…

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