Tag Archives: cold weather

Tough love for our wisteria

This past spring, the wisteria vines at the front of our house in Daglan grew leaves like champions, but failed to flower. What could have gone wrong? The answer, according to a French friend of ours with substantial local knowledge, … Continue reading

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Our just-in-time firewood management

It’s taken a few years, but we now seem to have the knack of precisely managing our supplies of firewood. (Okay, when I use the word “we,” I  am actually referring solely to my wife Jan, as I am pretty … Continue reading

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A step in our spring

We haven’t actually taken a step directly into full-blown spring, but the wintry weather of the past few weeks has finally ended in the Greater Daglan Area (GDA). So now there’s a bit of a spring in our step. Here’s … Continue reading

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Our days of hoar frost

We are now clearly in the grip of winter (although thankfully there is no snow piling up), with our early-morning temperatures below freezing. (This morning, -8 Celsius was the lowest that my car’s thermometer recorded as I drove along.) The … Continue reading

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A few last glimpses of Autumn 2016

As this week’s header photo shows (see above, if you’re unclear about “header photo”), there’s a chill in the air now. Each morning my wife Jan and I need to spend a few minutes scraping frost off the windows of … Continue reading

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Our latest New Year health tip

Like many people, you’re probably wondering: “What can I do, as we enter this New Year, to ensure that I’m eating enough citrus fruit?” The good news is that Radio Free Daglan is here to help, with our latest health … Continue reading

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And so it begins (firewood season)

We endured a rainy start to November, and then enjoyed a warm and sunny spell. But the nights have been cool for a while now, our fire has been roaring each evening, and our supply of dry and seasoned firewood … Continue reading

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