Cascades in a French village
By Judy Evans
August 6, 2017 2:45am CST
We found a municipal camp-site last evening which has everything we need but isn’t quite as expensive as some of the ‘flasher’ ones. It was Saturday and most businesses had closed but we found a bar/restaurant place which was able to sell us a baguette for our breakfast tomorrow. We also had a beer and a white wine while we sat there and a slow but interesting chat with a lady who was having a coffee there. She has been in the village eight months and has a job milking cows of the Montbeliarde breed that I previously wrote about. The milk from the 120 cows is made into cheese. Almost every road sign in this district shows a picture of a cow in front of the name of the town. It must be a big dairying area although we haven’t seen huge numbers of cows. On our way back to camp we followed a sign to ‘Cascades du Moulin’ and came across this pretty little waterfall.
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In the north of Germany, cows are outside in summer. In the south, most of them are inside. The reason is that farmers have more land in the north. In the south fields and meadows are smaller. This has to do with the different ways of inheritance. In the north only the oldest son inherits (or used to do so in the olden days. I don't know what it is like now). In the south all children inherit and the land is divided into more and more small pieces. Could be the same in France.
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
Sadly more and more milch cows are spending their summers in a barn rather than the open fields. I wonder if that makes a significant difference in the final flavour of the cheeses. Beautiful waterfall photo!
• Gainesville, Florida
I love waterfalls, but unfortunately live in a part of our country that is relatively flat and absent those beautiful waterfalls. Maybe that's why I love and appreciate them so much when I do come across them in my travels!