Muddyboots

Follow the fortunes of Muddyboots & Family on their East Yorkshire farm which has changed from dairy farm to luxury ice cream manufacture

Monday, 18 June 2007

A new week, a new day....

It would appear that l have missed
all the rain last week. Every time l spoke to Harry he said it was raining. It seems he was right. On expeditions out from the farm, the winter wet holes are back with us. Winter ponds. The floods are out with a vengeance around Skipsea castle, a something unheard of for this time of year.

This weekend we have been seriously busy. Completely forgot about the Father's Day thing? Pot Man had serious hangover so that made us one man down. It just didn't stop all day. Lunches, coffees, mega Moos, Cowpats you name it we were hanging in there. Bloody mad it was........

Well, these are the last photos from the all to brief sojourn to the land of Troubadours & cassoulet. Tonight's pictoral offerings are the castle of Montsegur, the last fateful stronghold of the Cathars. 500 souls held out against the Albigensian Crusade for nearly 10 months. 225 surrendered only to be lead down the precipious slopes to be burnt alive. A stone memorial marks the exact spot.

l left some wild flowers on the memorial.

My ancestry you see is Huguenot.

The wild flowers photos are from the footpaths close to Lasserre de-Pouille.

So that's it folks, l think that's enough of me going on about my trip the the Langedoc don't you? For more juicy low downs on the area & Chateau you will just have to visit the old place in person!

13 comments:

muddyboots said...

SC l have emailed x 2,missed message on phone... rsvp

Yorkshire Pudding said...

I have been to Montsegur myself - in fact I picnicked on a field just next to it in August 2005. From my brother's farmhouse with its associated gites you can even see Montsegur in the distance. Sounds like you a nice getaway trip down there. We will be there in early August this year.

Grouse said...

How interesting! My family are Walpoles and I believe they may have been Huguenots too. You are clever.........I so wish I had time to do some research.

snailbeachshepherdess said...

still sitting here positively green with envy but so glad you enjoyed the trip...just a shame you came back to a barrow load of work!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

The photos are lovely. It sounds a great place to visit.

sally's chateau said...

Lots of gorgeous scrummy pics of mr moo's ice cream please for us poor deprived souls down in the south of france !!

muddyboots said...

look SC, haven't you eaten enough ice cream in the past few days? did you get the email???

Exmoorjane said...

For some bizarre reason I have missed your blog for aeons....so it's been great catching up and seeing all the new pictures (go on, tell me they're not really new at all!). Fabulous shots of France and how envious we all were of you by the pool.....
Particularly as a loud clap of thunder sounds overhead!
janexx

sally's chateau said...

It's terribly hot here and I just fancy a mrmoo's 'cowpat' ! French ice cream just does not cut the mustard in my opinion.

muddyboots said...

what about a cookie moo instead?

Suffolkmum said...

Great photos. Went to Montsegur once, years ago. Nice gesture to leave the flowers. My mothers family apparently have huguenot connections too, but we haven't traced anything yet.

Gwen said...

I love the photos. All our family are true francophiles although we have no French blood that we know of. I would love to hear some more of the history of your Hugenot blood.

KittyB said...

How lovely it all looks. I am so jeaulous of you missing the rain - it has poured and poured and thundered and poured some more here. Muddy boots for real.

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