The Deux-Sèvres Monthly Magazine - November 2022 Issue

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FREE / GRATUIT

English language magazine for the Deux-Sèvres and surrounding areas

BRIGHTEN UP YOUR AUTUMN How light changes your photos Monet - The master of light

FOOD & DRINK Quick Autumn Suppers Gluten Free Options Beaujolais Nouveau

WHAT'S ON Events Bulletin Board

800 WORDS SHORT STORY COMPETITION

PLUS : Gardening, Bees, Language,Take a Break,Travel and all the usual treats

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of every month in La Chapelle Palluau (near Aizenay in the west of the Vendée). Services last about an hour, and, being a very sociable bunch, we have coffee and a bring and share lunch afterwards in the Salle Paroissale, or at someone’s home. The congregation usually numbers 25-30. We follow the Anglican liturgy, and so services (usually communion) are in English, and there is a Sunday Club for children aged from 7 upwards. All Saints,Vendée very much welcomes local people, whatever their nationality or Christian faith. In January every year, we hold an oecumenical service as part of the “Week of Christian Unity”, a service which unites Catholic, French Protestant and Anglican congregations, and is always held after much planning and discussion! This year, for the first time, ASV will be having a bilingual “Nine Lessons and Carols”, in the wonderful church at Vouvant, with its magnificent North door sculptures from about 1150, and the nave built by Bishop Theodelin in 1028. The setting should be magical, especially as the service will start under the lights at 16.00, on Sunday 11 December. It will be an excellent opportunity for those who do not know us to come and see ASV in action, and to enjoy what is certain to be a very special event. “Nine Lessons and Carols” are rare enough in France, and even rarer in such beautiful surroundings. And Vouvant is such a lovely little village! The organ will be played by Yves Rousseau – we are very fortunate to have his superlative playing on an instrument which has only very recently been installed. Anyone who has heard it will surely want to hear it again! So why not come along, on the first, second or fourth Sunday of each month, see what ASV does and how we do it, and share a coffee afterwards! You will be most welcome! Or come to the bilingual service on 11 December at 16.00 in Vouvant. For further details, please contact: Rev. Hazel Door on rev.hazel@wanadoo.fr, or Iain McGregor (Treasurer) on mcgregor@lalogette.com ASV Website: www.allsaintsvendee.fr 6 | The Deux-Sèvres Monthly, November 2022


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Satellite TV and Internet ello readers, how are you all? By the time H you read this, there will be less than two months until Christmas. Just let that sink in.

by Stuart Wallace

PC or whatever, it isn’t going to show you the picture from the Freesat box. It’s looking in the wrong place.

Where did that time go? It only seems like twelve months ago I was thinking it was two months to Christmas. If you’re anything like me, and I very much hope for your sake that you’re not, you’ll shudder at the thought of the festive season. I hate having to worry about presents, cards, decorations, who we will have to suffer seeing etc. And that’s why I simply don’t bother. I leave it all to Mrs W. She’s organised, caring and genuinely likes people. All traits that I find annoying. I can’t even be bothered with the ‘Bah humbug’ bit. Mrs W frequently tells me that without her efforts we’d have no friends. My counter argument that I ‘kind of tolerate’ the guy who delivers my work equipment was not met with kindness. So much for the season of goodwill eh? I’ll get round her by buying her a new ironing board for Christmas. After the new vacuum she received last year, I think I’ve come up with a winning formula.

This may seem obvious to many of you, but I really cannot stress enough how often I am called out for this sort of issue. I try to establish the issue and see if it can be resolved without the need for a visit, but people swear blind they’ve checked the connection source. They usually haven’t.

Whilst on the Christmas topic, don’t forget that if you want a second TV point in the house, so that you can watch something good whilst the King’s Speech is on (does Colin Firth get royalties for this now?), then we can fit satellite TV in another room of the house. This allows different channels to be watched in different rooms. You might even have an old unused sat box that’ll do the job?

As always, please feel free to get in touch if you would like any further information or would like to discuss your requirements. Contact details can be found on the advert. Have a great month.

I don’t work for Starlink, honest. However, to make a good thing even better, Starlink has dropped the one-off cost of equipment from 634 to 480 euros, making it a little easier on the pocket. The monthly contract remains at 50 euros per month. It really is a very good service. OK, I may well have mentioned this before, but recent experience shows that it definitely bears repeating (why did my mind just go to farting bears?). So, please be aware that in many (but not all) cases, if you see a message on your TV screen saying ‘No signal’, or ‘Please check input cables’ or ‘No Source found’ etc, then it’s very likely to be your TV not being able to find your satellite receiver, or whatever bit of kit you are trying to watch. On a single afternoon last month, I went to two call-outs for what the client said was ‘no satellite signal’. In both cases, the satellite service was fine. The problem was that the TV was on the wrong input source. So, for example, if your Freesat box is connected by an HDMI cable, and the end that connects to the TV goes into the socket marked HDMI 1, then this is the input source you need to choose via your TVs remote control. If the TV is set to HDMI 2, or Scart, or

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All TVs have their own ways of labeling the input sources HDMI/Scart/Ext etc - but if you use the remote control that came with the TV, you should be able to scroll through the input source list. The button is usually marked something like Source/AV/Input and is sometimes, I’m especially looking at you Samsung, simply a square (to represent the TV screen) with an arrow pointing (for the connections) into the square from the left. Freesat is not the same as Freeview. Let’s pretend the word Freeview does not exist for the purposes of UK TV reception in France.

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he task of wine making complete, the wine now sits in the barrels enjoying time to rest and age as it takes on the flavours from the oak and the structure develops to make our Clos Vieux Rochers Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux. The Rosé is also finished and awaiting to be bottled in readiness for Christmas, New Year and the warmer weather next year when it can be enjoyed chilled in the sunshine. With the wine now requiring less attention we turn to the vineyard itself. We have already turned the soil and now are introducing organic fertiliser to help develop a good sub soil environment. As we are in transition to becoming Bio (Organic), we look at different options to introduce natural goodness into the soil. Planting beans or peas in the turned soil rows to develop as a winter plant helps keep the clay soil open, their root systems break down the soil which in turn helps the rain penetrate to deeper levels. These plants will not be harvested but once in flower they will be ploughed in to act as a green fertiliser adding much needed nitrogen to the soil. When we prune, next month, the pruning’s will be mulched to enable them to breakdown and again add valuable organic matter to the ground. Our vineyard sits on the high ground of the Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux appellation and benefits from the large nutrient rich rock, full of fossils formed over the past two million years when this part of the Gironde was under the sea. When you understand the complexities of what the French call the terroir, you begin to see why the wines in our region are renowned. The area of Castillon and Saint Emilion both have the same

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The Slopes: The area is famous for its hills that consist of smaller limestone rock with the limestone fragments within the clay soil. The hilly region in the Castillon and Saint-Émilion area of Bordeaux is part of the highquality terroir producing complex, dense wines.

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The Flats: This part of the terroir is located at the bottom of the slopes and along the banks of the Dordogne, here the soil is more sandy and gravelly.

When you have just two pairs of hands and as much land as we have, keeping up with the general maintenance and control of everything that grows the moment your back is turned, takes up what is left of November. Getting everything cut back and looking tidy for the winter is a full time job as it wont be long before spring returns and everything starts growing again. If the hedges and slopes aren’t cut back they will be a real problem next year.

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We continue to welcome guests who come to take a winter break in our region and spend a few nights with us in our cosy gites. With also have many visitors dropping in to see us, take a tour and wine tasting and leave with a few cases of our wine as they stock up in readiness for Christmas and those cool winter evenings at home. No matter what you are having for lunch over the festive period, Clos Vieux Rochers will be the perfect accompaniment. We often talk about wine paring with food but what about food dishes that benefit from wine being added to the recipe? A glass of wine while you are cooking is never a bad idea, if you are including wine in the recipe it's an even bigger excuse to drink what was left after the dish is made. Always use a decent wine when cooking, if you wouldn’t drink it, don’t cook with it. There are many dishes that come to mind when you think of wine, coq au vin is delicious with red wine or with white, mussels with white wine and cream and boeuf bourguignon to name a few. Why not try adding a glass of red to your chilli con carne or to your bolognaise sauce. A slightly cheaper cut of steak marinated in a glass or two of red wine overnight will be more tender when cooked and the marinade becomes your sauce with a little help.

Red wine Caramel? Stir 250g sugar, 3x star anise, cream of tartar, and 3x tablespoons water in a medium saucepan to blend. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook, swirling occasionally (do not stir), until sugar is caramelized and the colour of dark maple syrup, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat and carefully add 1/4 cup red wine (mixture will bubble vigorously), stirring to dissolve. Add remaining 1/4 cup red wine. Boil for 30 seconds, stirring to make sure all sugar is dissolved. Let cool completely and just warm a little before serving to loosen. Serve over cakes or desert, fruit and nuts layered with the sauce and yoghurt. Pear and Red Wine Pie? Chopped Pears, sugar, a glass of red wine and a sprig of rosemary, cook over a medium heat until reduced and the pears of soft, remove the rosemary and you have your pie filling. Remember every dish must be made while drinking a glass of wine. Until next month…. Cheers!

We also have an on-line store for those that can’t get to us or need to restock their cellar. For readers of The Deux-Sèvres Monthly Magazine who would like to try our Clos Vieux Rochers – Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux or our Rosé, we have an offer for delivery to France. Carton of 6 use DSM6 and get €5 discount on deliveries to France only. Carton of 12 use DSM12 get €10 discount on deliveries to France only.

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The best hot chocolate I have ever tasted.. Ingredients 4 cups milk, any type 3 tablespoons cacao powder 2 tablespoons maple syrup 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate Optional: 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

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In a saucepan add the milk, cacao powder, and maple syrup and bring to a simmer. Stir until there's no clumps. Add the finely chopped chocolate and whisk for about 35 minutes, or until the hot chocolate is smooth. Pour the hot chocolate into mugs, and if you'd like, top with whipped cream or marshmallows and a sprinkle of cacao powder.

All Saints’ Day on the 1st November is a catholic holy day and in France it's a public holiday and a time when families visit cemeteries to remember and honour their deceased relatives. It's traditional for families to put a pot of chrysanthemums on the graves of their family for la Fete de la Toussaint.

Armistice de la Première Guerre Mondiale (Armistice Day) is a public holiday on 11th November commemorating the signing of the armistice between Germany and the Allies that led to the ceasefire and finally put an end to World War I in 1918.

November brings the cooler, darker evenings – its time to switch on the heating and light those stoves once again. The days seem much shorter now, and there was never enough hours to complete all my tasks. There is, though, something comforting about curling up on the sofa with the heat from the stove on your skin that cannot be beaten and of course a couple of comfort food treats ……. Donna x

Cranberry & White Chocolate Cookies What better to curl up on the sofa with but Cookies and a cup of Hot Chocolate … heaven

Ingredients

125 g butter 125 g soft brown sugar 100 g granulated sugar 1 egg beaten 1 tsp vanilla extract 190 g SR flour 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1/2 tsp salt 100 g dried cranberries 150 g white chocolate chips Instructions Preheat the oven to 180C Cream together the butter with the sugars until light and fluffy Beat in the egg and the vanilla add the SR flour, bicarbonate of soda, and salt and beat until a thick cookie dough is formed Carefully fold in the dried cranberries and white chocolate Spoon the mixture onto the trays (I use a ice cream scoop) and bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until nice and golden brown. The longer the crunchier, the shorter the softer and more gooey.

November's birth flower, the chrysanthemum, recalls the vibrant colors of autumn leaves. Also known as simply as “mums,” chrysanthemums can be seen in all sorts of autumn decor.

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A-Z of the Communes in the Deux-Sèvres Vausseroux and Vautebis

by Sue Burgess

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The wooden vaulted ceiling seems to have been added oÉ😂]😂o˙😂R]É😂}vÉ😂}(😂RÉ😂oPÉ˙😂😂 `]v}`X 😂TRÉÉ😂`}😂]vvP😂˙😂😂EX😂😂P]}˘U😂v😂😂(}u😂 😂PRÉv˙U😂]v😂RÉ😂RRX😂😂H]😂}v😂`😂}vÉ😂}(😂RÉ😂]R😂 priests. The château du Plessis-Cherchemont in Vausseroux, has now disappeared. There were many changes in ownership }(😂RÉ😂RÉ😂}É😂RÉ😂Év]É😂v😂Évoo˙😂RÉ😂 RÉuÉ😂 😂]v}😂RÉ😂}É]}v😂}(😂RÉ😂(u]o˙😂}(😂😂JÉ😂 É😂L]v]É😂~ærZU😂`R}U😂R}PR😂}v😂]v😂😂N]}U😂.v]RÉ😂 R]😂˙😂😂RÉ😂V]É}˙😂}(😂😂BÉv}r😂A]ÉX😂😂TRÉ😂RÀÉ😂`😂 originally rectangular with a tower at each corner. It was oÉÉ😂]v😂RÉ😂R😂v😂R😂Év]É}😂😂 (}u😂😂]PRr angled triangle surrounding the two western towers. It was ]o😂}v😂😂R]oo}l😂}Éo}}l]vP😂😂}vX😂😂OvÉ😂}(😂RÉ}`É 😂 😂 was turned into a chapel. There was a drawbridge over the

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A voir/ Must See 😂TRÉ😂RR😂]😂.😂uÉv}vÉ😂]v😂˘😂É vP😂(}u😂RÉ😂 ÉP]vv]vP😂}(😂RÉ😂X😂I😂VR😂Év˙U😂`]R😂RÉ😂Lv😂(}u😂}(😂 Vautebis Vallis Thobis. The church dominates a small valley (vallis) but it is not clear what Thobis corresponds to. The church is dedicated to Saint Léger.

u}😂`R]R😂˘ÉÉ vÉ😂(}u😂RÉ😂}v😂}v😂RÉ😂R]oo}lX😂 The drawbridge led to a courtyard. The courtyard was }vÉ˙😂😂 }]o]vP😂(}😂}]vP😂}É😂(}u😂RÉ😂 æ😂RÉÉ😂}(😂ovX😂😂AoPÉÉ😂o]vÉ😂]É`˙😂oÉ}😂😂 RÉ😂 chateau.

Vautebis Vallis Thobis in 1300. Vauthebis in 1393. Vaultebis in 1431. Vautebis in 1526. Vaulthebis in 1529. St-Léger de Vautebis ]v😂X😂😂VÉ]😂ÉvÉ😂}v😂RÉR]É 😂 😂}(😂😂S]v😂 😂M]˘ÉvU😂}v😂RÉ😂É]PvÉ]É😂}(😂o😂😂S]]vÉU😂v😂RÉ😂ÉvÉRo😂 v😂Éoov˙😂}(😂😂Sr😂M]˘ÉvX😂😂TRÉ😂]ooPÉ😂}(😂😂R+vvÉ É 😂 ÉvÉ😂}v😂RÉÉoov˙😂 😂 }(😂😂B]oo]PÉr😂}v😂 BÀ 😂}(😂RÉ😂 }v˙😂}(😂😂PRÉv˙X😂 😂TRÉ}uuvÉ 😂 😂}(😂😂R+vÉ É 😂`😂˙😂😂É 😂o`😂É😂 æ😂😂MR😂ı😂v😂RÉÉ]}˙😂 😂 }(😂😂R+vÉ É 😂`😂RÉv😂 É😂(}u😂RÉ}uuvÉ 😂 😂}(😂😂VÉ]X 😂TRÉ😂oPÉ😂R}É😂L😂BvÉÉ😂R😂˘]É É 😂]vÉ😂RÉ😂 😂X😂I😂VR😂Év˙U😂😂oÉX😂😂TRÉ😂R}É😂R😂Év😂]v😂RÉ😂uÉ😂 (u]o˙😂(}😂uv˙😂˙ÉX😂😂N}R]vP😂Éu]v😂}(😂RÉ😂}o😂uÉ]Éo😂

😂TRÉ😂o](É😂}(😂😂L PÉ😂]😂lv}`v😂(}u😂`]vP😂vP😂(}u😂RÉ😂 😂XR😂Év˙😂😂RÉ˙😂u˙😂v}😂}uoÉ É😂 Éo˙😂(oX😂😂L PÉ😂 was brought up at the Court, and became an archdeacon. 😂HÉ😂`😂RÉ😂u]v😂}oo}}😂}(😂RÉ😂]R}😂}(😂😂P}]É😂`R}😂 `😂]v😂(😂R]😂voÉX😂😂TRÉv😂RÉuÉ😂É 😂RÉ😂]R😂]É😂 }(😂😂S]v😂😂M]˘ÉvX😂😂Iv😂😂RÉÉ😂RÉ😂]R}]l😂}(😂 😂AvX😂😂HÉ😂`😂😂P}}😂]R}😂v😂}o😂😂RÉÉ😂`😂v😂 PuÉv😂`ÉÉ Év😂RÉ😂]R}😂v😂RÉ😂u˙}U😂}bv😂 😂E `R}😂 `vÉ}😂😂 i}]v😂]É😂A 😂v😂😂B}P}PvÉ}PÉ 😂 RÉX😂😂L PÉ😂 `😂É😂v😂}ÉX😂😂HÉ😂`😂.voo˙😂]ÉÉ 😂]v😂 RÉ😂(}É😂]v😂}]😂 😂A }uÉuÉ`É😂É Év😂😂v😂X😂😂A R}😂uÉ😂oÉU😂😂P}😂}(😂]R}😂v}u]vÉ😂R]u😂v😂 declared that he was a martyr even though he had been l]ooÉÉ😂}(😂😂}o]o😂PPoÉ😂v😂v}😂(}😂R]😂(]RX😂 😂H]😂}˙😂`😂}PR😂l😂}😂😂S]vr😂M]˘Év😂v😂oÉ😂]v😂 😂RR😂`R]R😂`😂É]É}😂😂 R]u😂vÉ😂RÉ˙😂É X😂😂H]😂 😂S]v[😂˙😂]😂ÉoÉÉ😂}v😂RÉ😂v😂😂O}ÉX 😂TRÉ😂uoo😂o😂RR😂}(😂😂VÉ]😂]😂v}😂`]R}😂]vÉX😂 É 😂I😂]😂i😂RÉ😂]PR😂]É😂(}😂RÉ😂}o}v😂}(😂}v😂X😂 😂TRÉ😂RR😂]😂😂`]vÉ}😂😂 😂o}vP😂]R😂o](É😂v😂]😂É˙😂`Éoo😂 o}}lÉLÉ 😂 }˙ 😂 X😂

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Travel

Travels through Southern France Step Two : Dordogne

by Russell Adams

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😂TRÉ😂.😂}`v😂`É😂]]É😂`😂😂SoroÉrvÉU😂}o˙😂 the best-known tourist town in the Dordogne. We had Év😂RÉ}v😂 É😂 😂˙É😂P}😂]v😂}Évo😂]vU😂v}`😂 it was sunny, hot and it was market day. Sarlat is a very ]ÉÉ😂uÉ]Éo😂}`vU😂(oo😂}(😂}o😂]o]vP😂}vÉÉ😂 to restaurants or shops selling local produce. On market ˙😂R]😂]😂]oÉU😂`]R😂oo😂Éoo]vP😂o}o😂LU😂RÉÉU😂 `]vÉU😂OÉU😂]}vU😂(}]É😂PU😂`ov😂v😂}😂}vX😂 😂Y}😂}o😂l]😂ovR😂˙😂i😂vP😂 É oo😂RÉ😂(ÉÉ😂uoÉ😂 thrust at you by the eager stall holders. The town is centred (as always) around the church with its 😂LvÉvÉ😂ÉM}😂~ovÉv😂}(😂RÉ😂ÉZU😂vPÉ 😂 }vÉ 😂 😂 shaped building that no one seems to know `R😂]😂`😂É😂(}X😂😂TRÉ😂 most popular theory is R😂]😂`😂]o😂(}😂😂S]v😂 Bernard who apparently É(}uÉ😂}uÉ😂u]oÉ😂 when he visited in 1147, v}😂😂(}😂😂}PX😂😂WÉ😂 spent a pleasant hour in ÉU😂 😂 ]]vP😂]vl😂 while listening to some buskers produce some remarkable tunes with a cello and a guitar. 😂F}vÉo˙U😂RÉ˙😂`ÉÉv[😂 selling CDs, as we already

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Beynac 😂TRÉ😂vɢ😂˙😂`É`}lÉ 😂 }😂😂 RÉ😂}v😂}(😂]vU😂}😂`É😂Év😂 the day walking through the woods and meadows around St-Avit-de-Vailard where we were staying. The Dordogne does have cycle tracks but not in the area where we were. This is probably because you are either going up a steep hill or down one and the roads themselves are only the width }(😂😂Év😂˙oÉR 😂 X 😂Iv😂RÉ😂oÉLÉ 😂 v}}v😂`É}É😂 😂}😂}😂😂M}v]ÉU😂É😂 ~(}.É}`v 😂 Z😂]o😂}v😂RÉ😂}É😂}(😂`😂😂E 😂IU😂~˙ÉU😂RÉ😂 }vÉ😂`R}😂R😂😂MÉo😂😂G]}v😂˘ÉÉ É😂]v😂ÉRÉ 😂B 😂(}😂]uÉ😂 P]v😂R]}]o😂˙ZX😂`😂😂E `😂v}😂}vo˙😂RÉ😂 RuuÉ😂}(😂RÉ😂S}U😂RÉ😂]o😂RÉ😂]vP😂}(😂Éo😂oÉ😂]v😂 😂WoÉ}😂😂 RÉ É😂 😂WÉoR😂v😂}v}ooÉu}😂 😂 }(😂😂WÉv😂 😂FvÉX😂😂M}v]É😂`😂}v😂RÉ😂(}vÉ😂}(😂RÉ😂FÉvR😂RÉo😂 PR}}PR}É˙}(RÉooAu

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Life in 79

by Stephen Shaw

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This Month’s Book Reviews A Year at the French Farmhouse by Gillian Harvey

The Lost Notebook by Louise Douglas

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Taking Better Photographs ... Into The Light

by Steve Marshall

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Telling The Bees

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We recognised world mental health day last month and the realisation this year for us was how much of an impact our alpacas have been able to have this year for people during their wellbeing sessions. One returning visitor told us how on her first visit, her dog had passed away days before, and being around the calmness of the alpacas really helped her heal. It’s important for us to pass on this care back to the animals daily and ensure the highest animal welfare standards we can. For alpaca care in November, we have just given their annual vaccination for the best preventative care we can give them. They’ll receive their second vitamin D dose of the winter, needed because of the shorter days, they have less time to naturally absorb this from the sunlight. For some alpacas they’ll get a toenail trim too (always Blossom, the white one, whose grow at a rapid pace). Whilst we give these proactive treatments, there are other treatments that we believe are best delivered reactively. In November we will undertake faecal testing for the alpacas, to give us an accurate snapshot of their gut health. Being grazing animals, it’s important to check this regularly to ensure they are not being inundated by worms or other parasites. We look at the results of the testing before we decide whether or not they need a treatment; reactive care. We chose this so as not to blanket treat them, which can allow for other parasites not being treated for, to dominate the animals and can overwhelm their immune system. Similarly, our domestic pets have a health boost too with their annual injections all administered this time of year, worm and flea treatments given; it’s like we planned it for ease rather than it all just falling into place nicely! 50 | The Deux-Sèvres Monthly, November 2022

For the land, before this month we’ve harrowed, weeded and overseeded where we needed to after the dry, hot summer. Pruning and cutting back is being finalised for those parts missed before, and now is the time we pile the alpaca poo high on plant beds, waiting for black gold in the spring. Our accommodation has had a lot of care; the bell tent was given a shampoo, treatment and waterproofing before being completely dried and put away for the winter. And, our gite, where renovations were finished in June, has had radiators installed and the small portable heater removed. This will not only keep our guests warm, but also the house dry and well kept throughout the season. Now the house. For us this year, it was repainting the wooden windows, doors and shutters, which should keep them strong for a few years (we hope!) as well as some minor repairs to our roof. And finally, us. It’s time for a break after an incredible year, we need to recharge our batteries, visit some loved ones and also do some exploring of other places in Europe too. It’s possibly been a little too long since we last did this, but as too many people know; people tend to put every ounce of energy into their work and passions. For us, it has been well worth it and very rewarding, but we do recognise that a little break will re-energise us for even bigger and better things when we return. Please make sure you take a step back, check that your home, family and animals are ready for winter too, but above everything, that you are well and ready too.

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It is said that everyone has at least one good novel in them. The trouble is, it takes months or even years to write a novel - who has the time? Fear not, there is an answer: The DSM Magazine Short Story Competition 2022. As the winter nights draw in and the weather turners colder, why not turn those creative ideas into an up to 800 word short story (that's about one page in the magazine) and enter our competition. The subject, characters, setting – it’s all up to you. Make us laugh, cry or think about things differently. Just let your imagination run free. Our panel of judges will deliberate and choose their favourite pieces for publication in the The DSM (details to be announced). The judges' decision will be final. So, if you would like to see your name in lights, or at least at the top of the page, you know what to do. For more information, check our website at www.thedeuxsevresmonthly.fr/800words Submit your final story by email to 800.words@thedeuxsevresmonthly.fr