Don du Lait!
Our local farmers are giving away milk as part of the protest. They are using the occasion to inform people of their situation. Our neighbour here at Vayres, carefully explained how it is impossible for him and his wife to earn even the SMIC (the minimum wage) –
He said that as things stood, he would be forced to sell the farm –
Clearly it would be a disaster for this beautiful rural region if the dairy industry folded. We would lose our flower meadows, small lakes and pretty hedgerows. This is Constable country –
Yesterday the farmers were giving away milk outside the Chateau at Rochechouart. On Saturday they will be doing the same at Vayres and on Sunday at Maisonaise sur Tardois.
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