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Good way to see the world? Get your hands dirty



Last updated 11/20/2019 at 5:40pm

Photo courtesy of SharonAnn Hamilton

SharonAnn Hamilton shuffles through the dirt in search of fallen hazelnuts on a friend's orchard in the countryside of France. The subject of this pet-sitting gig is a dog named Noisette, who is helping SharonAnn harvest the hazelnuts.

Who would have thought a few months ago I would be on my knees, in the dirt, in an orchard in the countryside of France helping a new friend harvest the fallen hazelnuts (filberts)? No one who knows me, that's for sure. It's all part of our new "freewheelin'" life.

Au Chien Pelerin means To The Pilgrim Dog and is a B&B in the heart of France on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. The Camino is a 500-mile trail people walk for spiritual or personal reasons. Our pet-sitting gig this time is with a dog named Noisette (her name means Hazelnut) and three pygmy goats. While I write, Dan walks t...

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