|We offer half a dozen farm-related |
activities: Milk, Wool, Bread, Kitchen
Garden, Harnessing and Feeding
as well as some ten activities related
to the natural environment of the
Estate: tracks and footprints, water,
birds, marshlands, pond life, hedges
and copses, timber-framing and
cobbing, waste products and recycling,
river life, biodiversity.
Until the 1950s farms were largely
self-sufficient: they produced
practically everything that was
needed for the life of their inhabitants.
We faithfully preserve the memory of these skills and we offer the general public
(from the age of 2) workshops where farm products are made and transformed.
|of the farm to discover|
the animals in their own
environment. From age 2
|Manual milking of a quiet and gentle cow; manufacture of cream|
with an old-fashioned creamer, churning to make butter and
curdling of milk for manufacturing both soft and matured cheeses.
|Length of workshops : 1 h.|
Cost : 5 €
for full days
Country tea : 4,50 €
Carriage ride :
|After sheep-shearing (May-June), we present the traditional skills of working |
with this precious natural fibre. We work "from the sheep to the cloth":
washing the fleece, carding, spinning, dyeing and weaving, with
professional teaching materials.
|By the warmth of our wood-fired bread oven in winter, we prepare and |
bake traditional leavened bread (at least 2 hours are required).
Kitchen garden workshop
|Whatever the season, there's work to be done in the kitchen garden: preparing |
the soil, planting, weeding, harvesting. And preparing good soup together.
|Take a ride in the country in a carriage, after having groomed and prepared |
our Percheron horses, or the donkeys or ponies, depending on the ages of our public.
|Short circuit (20 minutes) around the lake; 1 hour trip going through the |
delightful village of Pierrefitte; or a half-day outing with a stop for a picnic in the forest.
|and animal care under the supervision of the farmer or his assistant|
to water, feed and look after the good health of the animals.
Also egg collection and fruit picking when in season.
|Tea with local products is possible, proposed from 4,50 €.|