Farm diversification usually seems to refer to on-farm businesses such as those that are related to food, animals or accommodation. ?My new farm diversification business isn’t on-farm though – it is online and offers social media training. This has been a busy week as we’ve been working on finishing a new website (we refers to myself, Amanda of Spiderworking who is a co-organiser of the Blog Awards, and Marie my biz partner at Write [...]
It was a dark, blustery and very unsummerlike day when I arrived at Cillin Hill mart for our #farmerettes tweet up. Organised some 2 months ago, the idea came from a couple of tweets and as always with determined and enthusiastic women, the date and venue was decided as the number of female farmers on twitter who wished to [...]
I was interviewed some time ago for the Irish Examiner and it was featured this week in the Farming Supplement – with me even being shown on the masthead of the front page with Alex Ferguson below!!
The article was mainly about my blog, why I blog, why farmers should blog and tweet, about our #farmerettes tweet up which is [...]
Farmers haven’t always been seen as a good catch. Farming was often be a very isolated occupation, with the farmer living on an isolated farm, eking out a living and caring for an aged parent, usually a mother. The age difference between husband and wife could be a couple of decades in some cases, partly because the man could be in his 40s or 50s before he could afford to marry. His father might have died or die during the [...]
It’s 1st May on Wednesday – the beginning of summer allegedly! ?A load of hay from Kent arrived at our local Glanbia creamery today with 48 large bales. We didn’t need any but there were plenty of farmers arriving with small trailers, there are a lot of older suckler farmers around here who have been drawing silage to their stock for the last two months.
We had planned to let the cows out tonight for the first night but they’d still [...]