Here's the map. The French authorities have been working on it all week. The area in green has been given the green light to start "deconfining" people. The areas in red will stay under a stay-at-home order. This plan goes into effect on Monday, May 11.
Paris is 200 km/120 mi. from St-Aignan
I added Paris and St-Aignan to the map to give you an idea what areas we are talking about here. The Paris area and the whole northeast of the country (Champagne, Picardy and le Nord, Lorraine, Alsace, Franche-Comté, Burgundy) are in the red zone. It's not clear what the rules for those areas will be. In the green area, we will be allowed to move freely within 60 miles of our residence with not need for any special paperwork in our car. I believe masks will be obligatory in shops, offices, and supermarkets. I don't know if open-air markets are going to be allowed to re-open.
Above is a shot of yesterday morning's moonset. Below is today's.
I was able to till up half of our vegetable garden plot yesterday. It was the half that hadn't been covered by a tarp over the winter — weeds had taken over. It wasn't too muddy though. Two comments: (1) I'm always afraid I won't have the strength to do the job (advanced age, you know), but again this year it wasn't too bad. Walt had already run the mower over the ground. I'm going to run the tiller through it again today. (2) The other half of the garden plot is still covered. It will be much easier to till. I'll probably do that part next week. We'll start setting out plants in about a week, weather permitting. I took the photo below and the ones above from inside the house through a back window.
Some good news about the week just ending is that we got masks, so we can comply with the rules whenever we decide to go out in public over the next few weeks or months. They say masks will be required in situations where you can't be sure to stay one meter from any other person. Walt bought two masks at the pharmacy a couple of days ago, and yesterday the mayor (our neighbor) brought us two more masks. Another good thing is we "scored" some eggs, so we'll be making a spinach quiche for today's lunch.