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 [...]

16 Differences Between Being Married To A Farmer and Anyone Else

Brian and I spent ten years married before we returned to Ireland to farm. We went from working in 9-5 jobs and being child-free to being self-employed, farming and with a tiny baby (Will was three weeks old when we returned to Ireland). They say moving house is stressful, they say having a baby is life-changing and I presume they say changing career must have some effect too so we decided to do all three in one fell swoop and [...]

Why I Am Voting Yes

Ireland has a referendum tomorrow – all Irish citizens can vote on whether or not they think it is right for gay people to marry. Both the ‘Yes’ and the ‘No’ campaigns have been working hard and to be honest, I’ve a feeling it is going to be extremely close.

Mr & Mr Farmer

Mr & Mr Farmer

The reason there has to be a referendum is because [...]

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 [...]