March 2013 at The Hungry Cyclist Lodge

Another month has gone by here The Hungry Cyclist Lodge. March in Burgundy remains cold but interspersed with a few rays of welcome sunshine spring is beginning to rear her pretty head. The first half of the month involved more toil in the garden.

Abandoned for 20 years my task was to get as much cut-back and cleared before the sap started rising again in spring. My chainsaw has been a good ally and the bonfires have burned without stop for weeks. Trees have come down, logs have been split and at last there is some order as I try and return two acres of garden back to how they might have been when the mill was operational.

Inside the mill things have moved on apace. As with the garden it has been a job of clearing and cutting back before we start to put things back together again. I have become a regular at the local tip and a few things have come back too. As with February it has been a hard month but there has not been a moment of regret and life in Burgundy is good.

The month of my 35 birthday it has been a joy to have some many helping hands pop in to weil and axe or push a wheelbarrow. Damien, Baptiste, Mum, Dad, Brother Ed, Isla, Georgia, Isabelle, Nick, Richard, Pascal, Vincent and Cecile A huge thanks to you all!