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Attelage Vanille – Synthèse et évaluations

An enormous thank you to Jean Francois Servat for this information. He has kept detailed notes for the past two years! (I've translated the french text into english. I hope it's understandable) This lovely Comtois mare, Vanille, lives here with … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring

We had a day of sun, bearable temperatures and no wind or rain so we harnessed up Vanille and went for a walk in the forest. Tòti is closed up tight, sleeping in the back garden. Vanille is in her … Continue reading

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Thinking Out Loud

  Autumn in all its beauty has arrived and we have been enjoying it! We have had bright, crisp days and lovely trips with Vanille pulling the caleche. Delicious mushrooms sprinkling the grass along our trail, the Pyrenee mountains in … Continue reading

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Tòti’s first long trip

I will let the photos speak for themselves with the exception of a few details. We left home on 20 September 2017, around 3 o'clock in the afternoon. Home is at an altitude of 750 metres and during our 4 … Continue reading

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Closing the workshop

We're closing the workshop, Toti Bleu is finished….well, there will always be little things to do, and additions, repairs, etc. The end of the construction has arrived. Now our thoughts turn to traveling! The turtle in the rear window holds … Continue reading

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Ready for traveling

As autumn approaches we are finally “mostly” finished with building Toti. There are a few pieces left to glue on but we are planning to take a trip in September. I have been struggling all summer with a knee that … Continue reading

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Tòti Bleu`s Roof

Tòti’s roof has been a major job! After all, the roof protects and shelters everything. First of all, weight has been a big concern. Tòti is pulled by our dear Vanille, not a 4×4. The roof is a huge surface … Continue reading

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