Up the road or down, sometimes further afield, often not for long, we're out most days.
How can thistles be against bylaws?The goldfinches are right to ignore such a silly edict.
It's true. By arret prefectoral blah blah, one is obliged to remove thistles by mechanical or chemical means from one's land before they go to seed. However, it's honoured quite as much in the breach as the observance, and there are a couple of very wet little fields down in this dip which no one does much with at all, except occasionally to put a few cows in, and they are delightfully well colonised by buttercups, ladies smock, ragged robin, thistles and the the odd patch of bluebells in the corner.
Oh, I hope the bees can find these slightly wild fields. Clearly the French like to codify correct behavior as much as the English do . . . but perhaps they don't conform to the letter of the law quite so diligently?
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