Author Archives: Lorna

Nativity Play

I’m ‘on’ Sunday school for December and in previous years, I’ve written short nativity plays. As the children are now older and range in age from 7-15 for the speaking parts with many 3-5 years olds tagging along as silent angels and surplus shepherds, I wanted to write something that was longer and wittier.

Many thanks to Paula Sheridan who loaned me a copy of Jesus’ Christmas Party, the story of the first Christmas which is told from the point of [...]

Our Goats

Many of you might have heard me refer to our goats but I haven’t actually devoted a blog post to them as yet and have been meaning to do so for some time. To be honest, I feel I could almost write a book about these goats!

Looking at this photo above of Katie who [...]

Probably the Best Brown Bread in the World!

I think this is the nicest recipe for brown bread I have ever tasted. ?I make it all the time, I usually omit the sugar as I find it makes it a bit sweet.

irish brown bread

12 oz wholemeal flour

1oz wheat bran

pinch of salt

1 teaspoon bread soda

1 dessertspoon brown sugar (optional)

1 tablespoon sunflower oil

half a pint of milk

1 small pot hazelnut or [...]

Fax Tax

All this talk about overweight and obese children on the news today got me thinking. ?I do think it is important that parents are educated regarding what their children should be eating, partly when one quarter of all 9 year olds are supposed to be overweight but the suggestion that parents bring them to the doctor to be weighed and for some dietary advice seemed a tad absurd.


How many generations?

One thing that strikes me about many of the American farming blogs is that they often state how many generations of that family have farmed, eg. third generation, fifth generation etc, with a hope that it will be continued to the next generation. ?That sense of pride is admirable especially as farming must be one of the toughest businesses out there.