Nevermind about that whole Spring thing...the next day, my mom and I left for the country house and it snowed on the way down and has snowed everyday since! It's only a very small amount and, of course is not sticking, but it just shows you how cold it is!!
So I am finally here at my mom's country home in Condeau, in the Perche, and it is charming! I can't wait to spend more time here and bicycle around the countryside - if the weather ever warms up!
There is a farm right up the road where we went yesterday and bought some cheese that they make themselves. There was a real menagerie of animals as we drove in - everything from cocks to donkey's! I made friends with a Percheron horse named Nimou. The farm is within biking distance of the house, which will allow for a lot of yummy meals to come.