I realised there was more to training someone to be a perfect farming wife when Geraldine, journalist with the Sunday World, arrived for her day of farmwife training here. Dressed in jeans and a checked shirt but with a pink Stetson hat, perfect protection against splashes from a cow’s rear in her opinion, I showed her how to milk a cow by hand and by machine. ? Feeding the lamb, she was forgetting to tilt the bottle up so the [...]
You might think that farmers are easy to buy for, after all, they don’t go shopping very often unless they desperately need new clothes or a visit to the barber. But they tend to be quite fickle, they like practical presents such as a new chainsaw but as that may be an essential tool for the farm expenses, you might prefer to get him something a little more special for his Christmas gift.
1. Good Working Dog – if he has [...]
It was our 21st wedding anniversary recently. I’m almost getting embarrassed that we’ve been married for so long, it makes me feel very old even though I was almost a child bride!!
We’ve been farming now for 11 years, for the ten years before that – Brian [...]
I’ve always wanted to write a book, but there often seemed to be something else to be completed first I have about 40,000 words of a novel in draft and maybe I’ll get back to it this winter. In the meantime, I have another project in mind. Yes, it happens to be a book but different to a fictional novel…….
Lots of radio coverage over this weekend. First of all, the #farmerettes tweetup were on RTECountrywide on Saturday morning. We’re planning to meet up again during the summer so we’re all looking forward to that.