You never know where your blog might get you! ?I was talking at a Web Pow Wow in Wexford some months ago based on my experience of having an online shop and using social media to promote it. Naturally I also mentioned Write on Track as my new business and made a reference to my Irish Farmerette blog too.
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I then received a phone call [...]
Some of the calves have been weaned now and some are being fed with milk just once a day. There are still about 60 calves in 2 sheds that are being fed twice a day and I look on it as my twice daily workout!
I actually miss it if I [...]
One of the things about farm living is that children become accustomed to births and deaths from a young age. I always told the children that any animals that died went to heaven because I felt it would be comforting to them and also should a grandparent die, they would be used to the idea but I remember telling Kate aged about 3 that a calf had died. ‘Where has he gone?’ she asked and I replied ‘Up to heaven’. [...]
It has been a busy and eventful weekend here at Garrendenny. Brian knew that a cow expecting twins and in calf to a Belgian blue AI sire was due. She has been groaning for the last month and was of a considerable size so he was guessing there were going to be twin bulls in there.
He was pretty tired on Friday night and they were fairly tangled up inside her so at midnight he decided to phone for the vet. [...]
The windmill is flying around since it was connected during the week. At times today, it almost sounded like a distant aeroplane at times but I think that is just because we are so used to the only noise being the birds around here.
I went up with the kids to see it and Kate insisted on taking some [...]