BICP: Etain 2014

rapeseed

SCLA very nice day with people who really “know” things…

 

 

 

Rapeseed fields…

 

Chasse_BarbetFroguette, after she was done. She flushed her pheasant which she quartered much better for, I think she understood! However, she did not point and that elimnated her (not a problem). As far as the waterwork was concerned, she/we never got the scent of the duck. I had to slide down a 3/4 ft slope in the mud with nothing to hang onto, into the water that was not supposed to get into my boots (haha) and guide her…It was the blind leading the blind, alas. Duck was long gone. That was that.

I had to be pulled up, since I could not climb back up the slope. Oh well. No 2 BICP are alike, I confirm! Onto other pleasures…

On the left, the Danish pastry is called an “escargot”. I grew up with that name in my head, since I lived part of my life in Lorraine.

On the right, the very excellent “Côtes de Toul” wine, for connaisseurs, only!

escargot Wine fogWhile driving there and back through the small roads in the middle of the woods and in the fog, I could not help thinking about all the” poilus” that had died there on the “Chemin des Dames” in 1917. Traveling the roads of France, brings lots of pleasure and historical references…another way of educating oneself and meeting people who have a passion and  these  were/are  very supportive of the efforts made to bring the Barbet chien d’arrêt et de chasse back to life.I certainly appreciated their encouragements.