Living and Building a home in the heart of France
22nd October 2006
Cider & Chestnuts
The lovely old small town of Rancon is the sunny setting for a celebration of seasonal produce. Chestnuts are roasted in smoky braziers and sold for a euro a bag. The Limousin grows more varieties of apples than I knew existed, and this is time to start up the ancient machines to mash and strain them to make apple juice and cider. This contented man proudly offered us a free taste of his apple juice, pressed just minutes earlier. Truly delicious. As well as bric-a-brac stalls, there was local produce on offer, cheeses, wines, honey, homebaked cakes and breads.
Courgette creature !
A few crafts too, this basket maker, woodcarvings, silk painting and decorated glass. A fine way to spend a sunny autumn Sunday morning.