‘Are you out doing a bit?’ he asked with a smile.
8:48am and I needed to be walking the kids to the school bus at 8:50 before I had a quick shower and dashed off to do a mentoring session, I had 9 more calves to feed. I’d been out for an hour and been delayed with a stubborn newborn. I was feeding a total of 120 calves. I felt the state of my waterproofs probably showed that I did more [...]
Perfect Farm Wife – Can you reverse a trailer?
Being a farmer’s wife means that you have half a dozen roles really. If you have children, you’re likely to effectively be a single parent for part of the year. You’re likely to be mistress of lots of farming jobs, to also be a cook, taxi-service, collector of spare [...]
Following on from my Farmer / Farmer’s Wife post the other day, I was amused to spot this letter in the Farmers Journal over the weekend. A farmer, concerned about the increase in farm related deaths, was of the opinion that a Job Bridge scheme for farmers would improve farm safety. I have to admit I’m not overly a fan of Job Bridge or some internships (too many businesses are getting trained staff very cheaply),are students [...]
Following on from my Valentine’s post the other day, I’ve noticed that RTE Countrywide are holding a competition for the least romantic farmer in Ireland – ie if you submit a story about your farmer regarding his unromantic nature, you might win a two-night hotel stay in a Dublin hotel. The full T&Cs are here and get your stories in by ?Friday at noon. I’ve been asked to be one of the judges so it will [...]
The working title for my next book is something along the lines of ‘How to be a perfect farm wife’, as a sequel to ‘Would You Marry A Farmer?‘. I feel a bit of a fraud though as there is no way I could describe myself as a perfect anything let alone a perfect farm wife. I was going to add ‘the cheater’s guide’ to the end of it but then I decided I’m not even sure if [...]