You’ve heard the line “farming isn’t a job, it’s a way of life” and many more besides but is being married to a farmer really different to being married to some other professions? What about doctors or vets or pilots or lawyers – don’t they all involve long hours too that can go way past the standard 9-5 with an hour commute? I’m not so sure that I could identify a person as a doctor or a teacher or a [...]
What constitutes a good farmer’s wife? ?I was amused to see this quote in ‘My Farming Week’ in the Farmers Journal a few weeks ago.
I may share a name with this proper farmer’s wife but I think that might be where I draw the line at calling myself a good farm wife. Yes, I cook a dinner nearly every day but there’s often a limit to the amount [...]
What is a perfect farming wife? Are you one? I’m certainly not but I guess I have worked out some ways to cheat at it!
The perfect farming wife according to the farmer must:
- Organise his paperwork and be able to find the piece of paper he left on the table three days ago
- Be an eternal optimist
- Be flexible – never tie him down to an exact time for anything
- Cook hearty meals
- Organise his wardrobe so he can find co-ordinated ‘good’ clothes easily
- Pair his [...]
The ‘feeding calves to shopping’ wardrobe for the farmer’s wife! Having a chat with others on twitter the other day about wearing wellies or not to collect the children from school and having my husband comment on my attire when I returned from the bank today, I’m wondering what other female farmers and farmer’s wives do when they need to change from one outfit to another fairly quickly.
I don’t wear wellies to the school by the way – I’d have [...]
It is hard enough to find the perfect career for yourself let alone the perfect career for a perfect spouse. But suppose you could choose an occupation for your partner – what would it be? Would it be a farmer or would it be something else?
I’m often amused by the response to my book ‘Would You Marry A Farmer?’ People [...]