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Total Blackout – PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 259

PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 259

Pierre wasn't currently needed in Jean Morvan's fields, so he had told him to find another occupation while waiting for the time to turn the soil and prepare it for cultivation.

Unfortunately, there wasn't much to do in Saint-Pabu. There weren't even woods where one could hunt or gather mushrooms. However, Pierre was sure it was only a matter of time before new wooded areas would appear in the region. The land was covered with fields, and it was impossible to maintain them all without the help of agricultural machinery. At least one field out of two, he estimated, had already been abandoned.

During his walks with Dakota, he had seen many fields turn into agricultural wastelands. Grass had grown peacefully all summer, and surely some trees were discreetly sprouting. It only took a bird to drop a seed or a fruit for a new tree to take root.

This phenomenon was also happening in his garden. While relieving himself at the back of his house, he had noticed several very young trees, mostly oaks, starting to grow. They were still fragile and hadn't yet developed deep roots, but within a few decades, it would be impossible to uproot them without considerable effort.

Most often, Pierre patrolled around the village to keep thieves, especially cattle thieves, at bay. Each cow was precious. More than meat, they provided the small community with good milk.

The taste was strong, nothing like what he had known before. Compared to it, the milk found in cartons or plastic bottles had no flavor. Initially, he had a hard time adjusting. His delicate palate, accustomed to store-bought milk, had been shocked by the true taste of milk. But after so much time in the countryside, he had gotten used to it. He had even started to enjoy it.

Every morning, he went to a farmer to fill his glass bottle.

The main issue was preservation. Without refrigerators, it had to be consumed quickly, within the day. If he had a refrigerator, he could keep it for two or three days. Thus, anything he didn't drink immediately was lost. One bottle was enough to meet his needs.

The sun had not yet risen, and the farmer was already at work. The cows needed to be fed, the floor cleaned, the straw possibly changed, and of course, they had to be milked one by one. He worked with a few adults, one of whom was in charge of greeting customers.

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PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 1 (part 1)
KARIMA ALI - DAY 1 (part 1)
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 1 (part 1)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 1 (part 2)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 1 (part 3)
KARIMA ALI - DAY 1 (part 2)
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 1 (part 2)
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 2 (part 1)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 2 (part 1)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 2 (part 2)
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STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 2 (part 2)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 3 (part 1)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 3 (part 2)
KARIMA ALI - DAY 3
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 3
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 4 (part 1)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 4 (part 1)
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 4 (part 2)
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KARIMA ALI - DAY 4
KARIMA ALI - DAY 5
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PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 5
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 5 (part 2)
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PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 9 to 17 (part 2)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 9 to 17 (part 3)
KARIMA ALI - DAY 18 (part 1)
KARIMA ALI - DAY 18 (part 2)
KARIMA ALI - DAY 18 (part 3)
KARIMA ALI - DAY 18 (part 4)
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 21 (part 1)
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 21 (part 2)
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 21 (part 3)
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KARIMA ALI - DAY 22 (part 1)
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KARIMA ALI - DAY 88
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 94
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