A few weeks ago we headed over to this small village, Azannes, France, which was holding a festival celebrating the old way of life: Village aux Vieux Métiers. There were dozens of people demonstrating how things were done in the good old days. There was a dairy, stone carvers, launderesses, furriers, music and lots of other things. It was fascinating, and the kids loved it!
First of all, the drive was beautiful:
All those yellow flowers! I couldn't stop taking pictures.
Then, once we got there, there was so much to see. Horses in harness:
Cows to feed:
Baby goats to pet:
And laundry to scrub:
Kate loved this. She got to wear this cute, frilly washerwoman cap as she scrubbed:
She was so cute (in my unbiased opinion) that a reporter from a local newspaper approached me and asked if they could take her picture and then interview me. I said yes, and THIS was the result. Kate was so excited to be in the paper. The day it appeared she kept repeating, "I'm famous!" -- which her brother greeted with an eye roll and a muttered, "You're not that famous..."
All in all, a lovely day. I know we'll be back next year!