We needed manure to add to the compost, so this morning we visited the Mont Choisy chicken farm, situated at the horse riding school, in the hope that they had some for sale.
Well, who would have guessed that buying manure would be such a nice experience – we had to wait for the woman in charge to come back to her office, so we took a little stroll through the grounds…
We were sent off down a track to load the bags of manure into the car – we anticipated driving home with all the windows down, and our heads hanging out to escape the smell.
But instead we found ourselves surrounded by mounds of a well-composted horse and chicken manure mix – no smell at all.
Back at the shop/office, we grabbed a tray of eggs and some free-range chicken breasts, and home we went…
On the way home, we stopped at our local beach for some seaweed, but there wasn’t any:
What a pleasant way to while away an hour – sure beats going to the hardware store!
La Ferme de Mont Choisy Opening Hours:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri: 8.30 – 11am and 12 – 3pm
Thu: 8.30 – 11am and 12.30 – 3pm