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French Farmers Visit

November 25, 2012

french farmers 2012 - Alastair cropped-4french farmers 2012 - cropped image-4We had a group of 30 plus farmers from Alsace visiting Finzean Estate on Wednesday.  They arrived in the morning for coffee and shortbread and a talk by Andrew on the Farm and Estate at Finzean House which was followed by a farm tour.  It was great comparing notes on farming here on Deeside, with farming in the Vosges mountains.  They then all came to the Farm Shop for lunch, taking over the the upstairs gallery –  this turned out to be  a very jolly affair as they all broke into song at  the end of lunch, singing songs from their region in a Vosges dialect – more Germanic sounding than French in fact.  We quickly summoned Alastair over to give a reply on the pipes and we waved them on their way to their next stop, the Lochnagar Distillery, to the sound of A Man’s A Man For A’ That….

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