In truly unbelievable act of generosity, one of our favourite neighbours gave us a tractor that looks exactly like this:

Renault tractor buffs will immediately recognise an R 7051 – but that’s not important right now. Blog followers will spot the cut off plastic bottle preventing rain getting into the air intake and killing the engine (I’m not getting caught like that again) – but that’s not important either.

What is important is that this new toy – includes bucket (but no battery) – has made our big winter project of collecting rocks from the field and dumping them on the road through the woods far, far easier. After only a few days it already looks like this:

Next year’s guests can look forward to their own access – and écovallée parking (thanks Simon) – when visiting the yurt camp. Which currently looks like this: