It is Ploughing Championship time again, that time of year when up to 80,000 people a day descend on a part of the country to have a day out. The Ploughing Match started back in 1931 with 40 entries. Even in my childhood, the ploughing match was unexciting for children unless they were machinery or animal enthusiasts.
However, looking at the NPA website today, there is scarcely a mention of [...]
When Brian told me yesterday that I was in the Farmer’s Journal, I was somewhat surprised. I was featured in the Irish Country Living part of it over 3 years ago and it gave my business great profile. I’ve been hoping to be featured again as the business has changed so much but it seems to be a case of if you have been featured once, that is it! They have occasionally featured my products in their new seasonal glossy [...]
Our dog went missing one afternoon this week. He is usually with Brian on the tractor or working the cattle. If not, he is put into his kennel but as he is becoming more mature, we have become more lax about trusting him to stay around if Brian is away. Last Sunday, when Brian was driving to the outfarm, he was astounded to see him along the main road, got him into the car and gave him a good telling [...]
We’re trying to get quite a bit of re-seeding done this year, having been scuppered in our attempts with all the rain in previous summers. It was very hard to get anything more than one or two fields done each year. However, with the re-seeding comes the picking of stones so on Friday afternoon we all got stuck in!
Well, here it is, the blog for Irish Farmerette, a blog I have been meaning to start for quite some time. I’ve been blogging over at Garrendenny Lane for almost four years but am trying to keep its blog posts more focused on the business now as I was getting too many hits from non-related searches and I was missing posting about my other life – that of being a mum and a farmerette!