Am I turning into Victor Meldrew? Is it twitter’s fault? or perhaps it’s Facebook’s?

I am seriously wondering if facebook and twitter are affecting my ability to make polite conversation! ?I was never the most tolerant of people, limiting my exchanges about the weather to a couple of sentences before moving on. Coming out of church, I would see women my own age making what looked like animated conversation with women thirty years their senior and I would wonder would I be able to maintain more than three sentence with most of them. Don’t [...]

What’s Ireland Eating?

Did you see the RTE programme ‘What’s Ireland Eating?’ last night, first shown here in May and back again. Borne from the book ‘Basketcase – What’s happened to Ireland’s Food’ by Philip Boucher-Hayes and Suz Campbell, Philip was the presenter on the programme, seen interviewing farmers, the general public, supermarkets, butchers, food processors and more to show how the supermarkets are enticing people into their shops with loss leaders, that the producer of that special offer is the one who [...]

Births & Deaths

Farming always has its ups and downs. ?Things are going along swimmingly and just as you think things are going to get a bit quieter for a few days so your husband can cut some trees up into logs for the fire or put up some wallpaper or plumb in the sink in the scullery that has been sitting there since January, something happens. We had 2 cows ‘abort’ in 24 hours, both giving similar symptoms of giving reduced milk [...]

Happy Hallow’een

Happy Hallow’een!

We did most of the dressing up on Saturday when the children had friends up to play and then I brought the 4 of them to a parish youth club disco. We’d to leave early as it was my turn to get the pizzas and drink etc and I thought giving myself 90 minutes to carve 3 pumpkins with them and paint four faces while they took it [...]