Tag Archives: Gypsy wagon decoration

Life with a Comtois horse, Vanille

Vanille's shelter is a vaulted ceiling “cave” built in the 1800's for storing root vegetables. She just fits through the door! Spring has kept me busy. After a very quiet and extremely grey winter, the grass and weeds are wildly … Continue reading

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Tòti Bleu’s Book

My daughter, Ashlyn Brown, has taken her precious time to edit and design a book from the 4 years of my blog postings. I am in awe of her patience and many talents. I haven't been able to look inside … Continue reading

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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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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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