Saturday, April 19, 2014

Somewhere in Eriador

Watch out for trolls! Actually, this bridge crosses a stream bed very close to the Cher River, not far from our house. The stream gets it's start up in the vineyards behind us. It's named, I think, l'aulne (alder) after the trees that are commonly found along water courses. There was no water in the stream on this day; it was bone dry.

Looks like something out of Middle Earth, doesn't it? Maybe hobbits passed by here...

It's Easter weekend and we are preparing for our annual rabbit dinner. This year Ken wants to grill the bunny, so we'll cut it up into pieces and marinate it with a spicy mustard sauce overnight tonight. One of our local supermarkets had a special on rabbits two weeks ago so I got a couple and put them in the freezer.

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  1. In the olden days, there must have been a road or path along the river for people traveling between Mareuil and Saint-Aignan on foot or by horse. Otherwise, why build such a massive bridge out there where, now, there are just woods? The Rouère (a local word for rivière) de l'Aulne is a larger stream than many that run out of the vineyards toward the Cher.

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  2. Cher's hole looks wizened and dry. Oh, sorry, I see that it's only nearby to Cher's.

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    1. the best comment I have seen all day! :)

      I am glad I don't have to look at cher's hole!

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    2. ....but just try to imagine it, A.M.!

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  3. We're planning to visit a bunny farm, Le Bois Meslin, near Abilly, tomorrow. They're having an open day as part of Bienvenue à la Ferme. See the cute whiffly nose, stroke the soft fur, eat, mmmm....P

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  4. What are the French fairy names? Trolls are norwegian.

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    1. michael, in French, a fairy is une fée, an elf is un elfe, and a troll is un troll.

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    2. Are there no specific French fairy folk?

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  5. That is indeed a massive bridge for such a small stream (as I would call it). Maybe built for military reasons... or for the royalty ? Seems like that's the reason for most extravagant structures... built by and for the powerful and the rich.

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