As it comes into the summer, there is going to be at least one agricultural show relatively near you each weekend. If you would like to impress the neighbours (not to mention your mother-in-law) a farm wife should try to win at least one prize at the local county or agricultural show. Thinking it’s impossible? Okay, it’s not easy but much more doable if you follow these tips.
Do Your Homework
Weigh up your options by observing the various classes at the [...]
It’s been a busy fortnight with the calving and I’m presuming that those lambing will experience similar circumstances when it’s full flow! Let me know if these situations are familiar to you or if I’m totally weird!
Tea is Fuel
Maybe it’s our age, maybe it’s the fact that the weather has been cold and blustery, maybe it’s because we are sleep deprived but unless we get tea at regular intervals, our energy levels and productivity take a nosedive! We know things [...]
When feeding calves on Easter Sunday morning and wondering what could I wear to church that was clean and ironed, while also debating why the hourwas going forward on a weekend when church was earlier than normal and sleep was in short supply due to calving, I thought of something my dad had said recently – how his sisters and mother and indeed, probably all his female relations and other female parishioners often got new clothes for Easter Sunday and [...]
You’ve heard the line “farming isn’t a job, it’s a way of life” and many more besides but is being married to a farmer really different to being married to some other professions? What about doctors or vets or pilots or lawyers – don’t they all involve long hours too that can go way past the standard 9-5 with an hour commute? I’m not so sure that I could identify a person as a doctor or a teacher or a [...]