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Update on ‘How To Be A Perfect Farm Wife’

Since I announced the title of my next book was going to be How To Be A Perfect Farm ?Wife, my dearly beloved has been giving me lots of teasing. If anything goes wrong (ie especially if a dinner tastes like it is lacking in love) or if he happens to trip over something in the scullery, I get the line ‘what would a Perfect Farm Wife do?’ – don’t even mention paperwork! Put it this way, I’m pretty sure [...]

Interview with Organic Beef Farmer Maria Phelan


12% of Ireland’s registered farmers are female. That means that the percentage of women farming registered with a herd number is 12%. Apparently half of that number are widows which suggest the majority of them are over 60. That translates into 6% of Ireland?s farmers being young and female. However, is this really a true reflection on the facts? I’m afraid I don’t have the time [...]

My Farming Week: Roadshows, Interviewing, Calves, Ballymaloe, Eating and Writing

Today was our first time out for lunch since we went on holidays in January. We headed to the Arboretum first but as it was packed and always feels a bit cafey for a Sunday lunch we went to the Lord Baganel. Both were really busy – it made us feel a bit like ‘so this is what normal people do on Sundays’! Here’s what happened in my farming week:

Modern Wife Modern Life Exhibition

As you probably know, I’m currently editing [...]