Is there anybody here who didn’t read Under the Tuscan Sun or see the movie? The funniest parts of the book were where the author had to adapt to the ways of a small, Italian village. I have been doing some adapting myself to life in Chatel. Remember I told y’all that the name of the valley is the Vallee d’Abondance? Well, it turns out that we have our very own cows in our valley called, obviously, Abondance Cows who make, of course, Abondance Cheese. Go ahead, google it. It’s legit. So, if you ever go in a Dean and DeLuca, ask the deli guy if he can get Abondance cheese and then we can have like a Karma connection across 5,000 miles and eat our Abondance cheese together.
The very next day, the cows got out AGAIN! Obviously, once they had had a taste of a manicured lawn they were unhappy with their wild pasture land and they were back for more deliciousness.
The next day the whole Farmer family came to get all of the cows. Apparently, the cows were being banished to their barn for the winter for misbehaving and running amok in our neighborhood. I was so mad! It was all my neighbor’s fault! No more cowbells ‘til spring. Now I just get to listen to Mr. Big swearing at the walls all winter long.