Yesterday was the opening day of our 2 day local Chestnut, AND CÈPE, fête.
So, you can imagine my pleasure when I found my first Cèpe of the season just before leaving for Villefranche; I shall go out again later. Omelet for lunch!
Now, I don't want you to get the impression that we are all TOTALLY OBSESSED with Mr Penny-Bun, but in the growing season it does occupy 99.9% of our waking time.
If people aren't out hunting them; they're making them.
There are life-size hand painted plaster ones (at €12 each).
There are bigger ones made into garlic pots, or salt and pepper pots at various prices.
And there are giant wooden ones (these ones are relatively small) that are used as stools.
Most of these are no better than garden gnomes, and are not for me. Personally I'd rather the real thing, and will probably be out in the woods for the next few days. I'm hoping to do some preserves.
Right, I'm off to the woods......A suivre.