WALKERS took to the paths, farm engines rattled and whirled, plates were loaded with food and cups topped off with wine, while the sun shone down on the journée champêtre in Loubéjac.
An early morning start saw walkers head out from beneath the church on pathways dotted with orchids, tall daisies and the occasional sign of deer and badgers.
The morning also saw a posse of classic cars zip along the lanes to Villefranche-du-Périgord, where they were greeted with a vin d'honneur and the chance to tour around the village.
Back in Loubéjac the tractors and farm machinery cleared their valves as their owners got the old threshing machine working, the water pump going round and round and one or two taken on a short trip on the tractors.
By the end of the day, and under a clear blue sky, the journée champêtre in Loubéjac came to a close as the old engines cooled down and the visitors enjoyed a refreshing beer at the buvette.
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The vintage cars must have turned up in the afternoon, as there were not many in the morning, no motor bikes either this year, a shame, we were looking forward to seeing them...........
Posted by: Terry Barnard | 25 May 2017 at 09:42
Yes, the timing was a bit out as the morning would have been better announced for the walkers, and the afternoon for the vehicles and other machinery.
Posted by: Craig McGinty | 25 May 2017 at 12:30