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3 Farm Reads Reviewed

Bobbi Mothersdale

In Sight of Yellow Mountain: A Year in the Irish Countryside by Philip Judge

Philip JudgeI read a review of this in the Irish Independent recently, Judge was compared to James Herriot and as I love Herriot’s book and enjoy writing by smallholders and farmers, I was really looking forward to this.

Philip Judge moved to Wicklow with his family, to a cottage on an acre. [...]

My Farming Week: Feeding Men, Do Farm Women Work Harder & Book 2

The Silage Is In

This week was all about silage and slurry. (Silage is grass that is cut and chopped, brought to a concrete pit and packed in tight. When covered with polythene and tyres to keep the air out, it stays preserved until the cattle eat it in the winter – it’s important to get it in as dry as possible). ?The contractors had a few problems with the mowing which meant it was dragged out a bit but it [...]