Why should you marry a farmer? Are they not mean and miserly, hard task masters, unromantic and surly souls? Are they the beggars of Europe with their gnarled hands looking for the coins from Brussels? Do they not have an Irish Mammy who attended to their every whim and turned them into “mammy’s boy” material for life? Or are they kind, romantic, fit, muscular, relatively domesticated and a ‘good catch’?
1. Farmer’s Tan – most farmers are fit and healthy from [...]
Apart from being really busy this week, everytime I went to post I thought of the Spence family in Co. Down who are now halved in number and lost all the male members of their family.
Slurry is so so dangerous – not just a risk of drowning which unfortunately happens if someone does slip in. When we heard the news last Saturday night, we presumed it was by drowning. However, it seems that a dog fell into the slurry. The [...]
I spotted a post over on World Irish today which highlights a new site that shows scenes from Dublin from a hundred years ago, comparing it with the Dublin streets today. Nice to see how so little had changed even over the passage of a hundred years.
Loving rhubarb, I do love this rhubarb cake. I had a bag of frozen rhubarb in the freezer and decided to make it again last week – I know, as if we hadn’t had enough sweet stuff over the Christmas but this wasn’t chocolately or laden with rich fruit so it made a refreshing (although still perfect for my sweet tooth) change.
Rhubarb & Orange Cake with flaked almonds