Have I mentioned that my aunt, Marie-Line Fourmont, who has worked on the farm practically every day since she married my uncle, runs a gorgeous household, does the bookkeeping, cooks meals that would make you weep… is also a well respected painter? She has just launched her website (with much help from my cousin Jeanne) which highlights tableaux that are available for purchase. Marie-Line’s work gets all sorts of press and she exhibits in France and overseas. During the summer, the driveway gravel crunches endlessly with cars coming to visit the gallery.
She’s having a special weekend where you can visit the farm and drink cocoa and and meets lots of other local artists on November 29 and 30 if you happen to be dans le coin. (Send an email to the address on the site for more info.) Unfortunately I’ll be in Chicago, as I am every year for this annual event. But if you go, say hi to Caroline, Agathe, and Prune for me! (Respectively, these are a farm’s tortoise, cat, and golden retriever.) And hi to all the cows! And be sure to eat some rillettes! Local specialty!