Letting out the cows this morning – up to one of my favourite fields ‘High Shores’ – not named shores because we live near the sea but because it and another field were once owned or rented by the Shore family -hence we have a ‘high shores’ and a ‘low shores’.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
It’s AI season here on the farm at the moment, started on 1st May. ?We use about 95% artificial insemination for our cows, just using a bull for some repeats (when a cow doesn’t go in calf on the first serving) if it is getting late in the season. ?It is entirely possible for a cow to have many calves and still be theoretically a virgin!