It has been a busy weekend and I have to admit I’m pretty tired. If I had got any notions about judging a competition in front of over a thousand people or organising a blog awards, I was brought back to earth with a bump anyway today as Brian needed me in the loader to lower him up and down when he was painting a shed. The glamour!
I’ve a very busy weekend ahead. Tomorrow night, I head to Armagh to judge the ‘Farmers Wants a Wife’ competition. It is in aid of charity and ten farmers will be interviewed and do a ‘party piece’ before a crowd of over 300 people.
The president of the YFCU and I are judging and if I remember correctly, our scores will account for 30% of the marks – [...]
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!!
This tractor was delivered on our wedding anniversary in 2005!!
We’ve been farming now for 11 years, for the ten years before that – Brian [...]
We’re all familiar with stereotypes but I thought it might a bit of fun to explore the various stereotypes in farming from country to country and to see how you all respond – do you feel you fit into the stereotype or is it a million miles away from how you would like to be respresented?
What do you think of when you consider Australian farmers? What might they be like? What comes to my mind are sheep farmers (some [...]
I always seem to be busy when the silage contractors come and they always need to be fed – dinner, tea and often supper too.? I usually make 3 chicken or beef casseroles and a big saucepan of mashed potatoes followed by either a rhubarb crumble, a rice pudding or if time is short, the fruit strudels from Aldi. Tea is usually a fry up with grilled bacon and sausage, baked beans, white pudding and fried eggs followed by scones [...]