Wonderful Wedding Proposal Farming Style

Wedding Proposal Farming Style

It was at the Ploughing Championships when I first heard that one of my books, Would You Marry a Farmer? had been used in a marriage proposal when I overheard a lady telling a friend that her brother had bought my book and used it when proposing to his girlfriend. I was so excited and questioned her eagerly, he’d brought along the book and a bottle of champagne and then they went shopping for the ring another day.

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Me and my Dad

Me and my dad - 1970

When I think back over my childhood in terms of farming, it’s my dad who features in most of my memories. Even though I wasn’t the kind of kid who lived for farming (I lived for books to be honest), I spent a lot of time with him – because he was a farmer.

Lots of dads spend more time now with kids than they used to, it’s often dads that bring the children to activities, they bath them, they read [...]

Farming Essentials: Mobile Phones, A Good Dog and Telepathy but 2 out of 3 ain’t bad

Cows going out to grass on a beautiful evening

Telepathy fails sometimes doesn’t it? Even on farms? So what do you need instead? I’ve concluded a dog and a mobile phone are essential requirements. Although we have to bear in mind that a mobile phone doesn’t always work. A dog? Well, that’s up to you to ensure you have a good one – or at least know its weaknesses.

These events happened a couple of months ago, late March and early April, when the cows were out but it was [...]

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 [...]