Being married to a farmer has its challenges, there’s no doubt about it. Being married to a farmer means that you end up being bottle-washer, calf rearer, taxi service, book keeper, midwife, cook, cleaner, grass measurer, negotiator, sales person – you not only become a farmer yourself but you have to be one with bells on! So how do you stay married to one?
Apparently some farmers are deliberately not getting married because they fear a prospective wife may divorce them and take half the farm. Parents aren’t handing over the farm to their son in case their daughter-in-law gets half the farm in the divorce courts. Caitriona Murphy was recently awarded a journalist award for her discussion of pre-nuptial agreements in a series of articles for the Irish Independent. The latest news is that the IFA have called for pre-nuptial agreements to become [...]
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!!
We’ve been farming now for 11 years, for the ten years before that – Brian [...]