Gosh what a surprise today - we got some money back from the French authorities. They gave us a reimbursement of 40% of our land tax thanks to 'reduction of harvests due to the drought of Summer 2010'. How nice!
What can I say? I decided later in life that I'd like to be a Mum and now I have 3 lovely boys and a totally frantic house. We are trying to be as ecologically friendly as possible, following permaculture principles and trying to be as self-sufficient as time will allow with 3 small children!