Reviews & Interviews in Blogs and Online Magazines
Reviews on Amazon.co.uk
Reviews on Amazon.com
Interview with Emma Lander, on Farmer’s Wife and Mummy blog – about Women in Farming – Feb 2017
Interview on Irish American Mom December 2016
Review on The Poor Farm November 2015
Review on That’s Farming November 2015
Review on Modern Wife Modern Wife by historian Ciara Meehan November 2015
In conversation with editor Sally Vince November 2015
Review in Life on Hushabye Farm November 2015
Review on A Trip to Ireland November 2015
Review on Irish American Mom November 2015
Review on Irish Independent September 2015
Review on The TBR Pile February 2015
Review on Horse and Countryside November 2014
Paddy of PJ Connolly April 2014
Donna of The MidLife Farmwife Feb 2014
Kevin of The Irish Golf Blog Feb 2014
Mairead of The Irish American Mom Dec 2013
Mona of Wise Words Dec 2013
Rich of A Trip to Ireland Dec 2013
Dee of Greenside Up Dec 2013
Heather of Muddy Matches Dec 2013
Interview with Derbhile of World of Writing Dec 2013
July 2017: Interview in Agriland re whether holidays are desirable or essential for farmers
May 2017: Interview in Agriland about “How to cope with Farm Burnout” – yes, chocolate plays an important role!
March 2017: Feature in Agriland on our Friesian Herd “Delivering nearly 500kg of milk solids”
March 2017: Review in Mendip Times – read online here – page 10.
Writers Forum magazine, February 2017, “I’ll give you the key”
NFU Magazine, February 2017, “Farmers, they’re a rare breed”
Farmers Guardian, February 2017, “Wives feel it too”
Think Business website, February 2017, “Two mumpreneurs share their advice”
That’s Farming, December 2016, Farmer’s Diary with Lorna Sixsmith.
Irish Examiner: December 2016 “Five must have books on home life for Christmas”
The Scottish Farmer: December 2016 “Book Reviews”
Horse and Countryside: December 2016 “Book Review – An Ideal Farm Husband”
Farmers Weekly: November 2016 “9 reasons why farmers are local heroes”
Carlow Nationalist: November 2016 “Lorna wins top award for her books about life on the farm”
That’s Farming, November 2016 “Lorna Sixsmith wins award for “How to be a Perfect Farm Wife”
Leinster Express: November 2016 “Perfect farm wife” from Laois wins prestigious writing award”
Irish Independent: September 2016 “Turning a good catch into an ideal husband”
Scottish Farmer: 23 March 2016 “How to be a perfect farm wife and an interview with author Lorna Sixsmith”
This review by author and historian Jonathan Bell was published in Farming Life (Northern Ireland) in March 2016.
Horse and Countryside
Full review: Lorna’s second book on the ups and downs of life as a farmer’s wife is a delightful read, full of sharp observations on the realities of an agricultural life, mixed with a little social history, the odd recipe and some priceless tips on how to achieve the mythical status of the Perfect Farm Wife. There are more serious chapters too, addressing vital but sometimes neglected topics such as keeping an eye on your farmer’s mental health and paying attention to the maintenance of your relationship. It is a thoroughly enjoyable book and I will be giving copies to several friends who I suspect secretly harbour an ambition of becoming the Perfect Farm Wife.
24th September 2015
The Farm Factor Tangible Magazine
Today’s Farm Magazine, produced by Teagasc, Ireland’s agricultural advisory agency.
Irish Examiner September 2014
The Journal 17/12/13 – Would You Marry A Farmer?
Agriland 6/7/13 The Farmer Wants a Wife
Carlow People 9/7/13 Lorna Asks ?Would You Marry A Farmer??
Irish Examiner 9/5/13 Blogger Lorna brings farming life to a new online generation
September 2017: Today SOR – at the Ploughing Championships. Panel on “Lack of women in executive positions in the IFA”
January 2017: RTE Countrywide – about the new group South East Women in Farming
December 2017: I was interviewed for the Leap of Faith show on Christmas Day
September 2017: Today SOR – at the Ploughing Championships
September 2014: Interviewed 8 times News Talk, KFM, KCLR 96 FM, Shannonside, South East Radio, Midlands 103FM and more
September 2015: Interviews included Sean O’Rourke on Radio One
Ryan Tubridy on Tubridy 2FM 11th December 2013
RTE Countrywide 7th December 2013
Joe Duffy Liveline – About self published books 19th December 2013
Ivan Yates NewsTalk Breakfast 6th January 2014
Kildare Today on KFM Radio 9th May 2014
You can watch the Youtube video of me showing Amanda Brunker how to be a perfect farm wife! Watch out for the bit where my sprong breaks when I’m standing on top of the silo!
Showing Amanda Brunker (former Miss Ireland) how to be a perfect farm wife
Roisin TG4 December 2014
Panelist on Vincent Browne, TV3, September 2015
Panelist on Midday TV3 (started December 2014 – present)
Ireland Am TV3 May 2014 (not available online unfortunately- the rather dodgy photo is just to prove I was on it!!)