6 Ways to Win Awards at Agricultural Shows

My daughter won first prize with the scones by the way, not me! Recipe is in the book "How to be a Perfect Farm Wife"

As it comes into the summer, there is going to be at least one agricultural show relatively near you each weekend. If you would like to impress the neighbours (not to mention your mother-in-law) a farm wife should try to win at least one prize at the local county or agricultural show. Thinking it’s impossible? Okay, it’s not easy but much more doable if you follow these tips.

  1. Do Your Homework

Weigh up your options by observing the various classes at the [...]

It’s a Load of Bull

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We bought a Hereford bull last week. Not overly exciting news but what was amusing (and of some concern initially) was his reaction to the Friesian cows.

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In typical fashion, we were a bit late buying him in that we should have gone to look at bulls two weeks previously so he’d have time to settle [...]

8 Farming Things That Really Bug Me At The Moment

Don't bite off more than you can chew!

It’s a long time since I had a rant so maybe it’s been brewing for a while, without me noticing. I’ve so many things to rant about, some more maddening that others, that I decided to create a list! When I reached the number 8, I wondered if any of these things are infuriating other farmers too – so do let me know. Surely Brian and I can’t be the only ones?!

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Stand And Deliver

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We don’t expect too much of the delivery men (I say men because I can’t recall ever seeing a woman making a delivery here). Okay, it does say DELIVER TO YARD in block letters under our address on all deliveries from Buyrite – as they can be quite heavy and it makes extra work for us if they deliver to the front door rather than the farmyard. One delivery guy is really helpful and friendly, gives us a wave to [...]

What Farm Mums Want On Mother’s Day

7 Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is coming up next Sunday in Ireland, the UK and a few other countries. The US, of course, has its Mother’s Day in May. For most livestock farmers, having Mother’s Day in March means that it’s the busiest time of the year because even if calves and lambs aren’t being born that weekend, there’s usually lots of them to be cared for. Therefore, time tends to be short in terms of women getting time to relax and for [...]