last night with a strong, fresh breeze bringing a thunderstorm and lighting the sky with orange explosions. This morning the rainometer (minor memory loss - what IS the correct word?) measured 5mm, but as it was positioned under a canopy of tree leaves perhaps there was more rain. This region has had drought conditions for several weeks. Whereas no rain fell here, at Angles sur l'Anglin about 15 miles south east, had 26mm several weeks ago in one downpouring!
Our neighbour will be happier as he was having to feed his sheep some of the newly cut hay! The sheep, all newly shorn, streamed into the uncropped grass in the field behind the house. Our neighbour helped us stack 10 steres of oak logs and another wood that burns brightly, we think is called hornbeam, but his French word for it defeats translation from dictionaries and the internet.