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Does the name, La Biochère have a meaning, we wondered?  The grandson of a previous owner thought not and there is no such word in the French dictionary.  However, a recent visit to the castle in Mayenne may have revealed it’s origin.  Apparently, if a French property name ends in ‘-ère’, it is likely that in days gone by it was named after its founder.  So, perhaps ‘La Biochère’ was originally founded in the late 1800’s by someone called Bioch…… 🙂

Out and about La Biochère

During Mum and Dad’s visit to us in April, I took advantage of the better weather and some welcome time off from DIY (!) to take some photos around the property.

The day dawned bright and sunny with a frost in sheltered spots…

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The morning shadows were long…

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And, still in my pyjamas, I took a stroll around the meadow, taking in the stunning views….

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Down the lane I caught a glimpse of a couple of hares in the corner of the field that surrounds our house.  I continued up the track, thinking I might get to see them a little closer…

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Imagine my surprise when one of them hopped from the ploughed field up ahead into the hedge and out the other side into the hay meadow, then proceeded to hop towards me!  I managed to get a shot just before he spotted me and hopped back into the ploughed field!!

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What a treat!  Further up the track, the early morning sun hadn’t quite reached the frosted grass and violas…

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Back at the ranch, the plum (or damson) was looking very pretty against the backdrop of the small barn….

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And the lime tree was  finally beginning to break bud…. ♥

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A local walk

We haven’t been on our local walk since M Ory took us in the autumn – then the leaves were turning and the chestnuts were ripe and ready for roasting.  So, it was lovely to take a stroll there again with M and Mme Ory when Mum and Dad were with us, before a game of boules…

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