We have sixty calves now and they are divided into a very neat thirty heifers (females) and thirty bulls. Last year we had 40 females and 20 males when we hit 60 but it ended up fairly 50:50 when calving was finished. As a dairy herd, we prefer heifers – partly because we are continually working on improving the breeding of our dairy herd and dairy calves will either go into our herd or will be sold to other dairy [...]
Thinking of getting married? Wondering when to propose? According to this research, Valentine’s Day is second to Christmas Eve for marriage proposals.
Apparently, a simple Will You Marry Me? is the most popular method of proposing (51%) but of course, there’s a variety of ways to do that. Here’s a few examples to give you some ideas and no, there’s no sign of a Miley / Glenroe proposal in sight (something along the lines of knowing each other for some [...]
Getting away on holiday when you’re a farming family can be easier said than done, getting a farmer away on holiday isn’t just a case of booking time off and deciding where in the world you will go. There’s lots of obstacles not to mention excuses and yes, sometimes it seems farmers seem to be making them up on purpose! Examples will include:
- Too busy
- No one else is capable of looking after the stock / farm like we do
- Can’t afford it
- It’s too [...]
Can you believe it is the 1st of December? Where did November, not to mention the rest of the year, go? I have one month left to complete the to-do list I created at the beginning of the year – eeeek.
After all this IFA furore, it’s time for some fun so I’m going to do 12 Days of Christmas giveaways with a different giveaway each day so do stay tuned.
I’m creating merchandise from some of the illustrations in the book [...]
Today is Mother-in-Law Day believe it or not.
The website Days of the Year says “Mothers-in-law get a pretty bad deal. Do they deserve the reputation they have for hounding son-in-laws, and always being a witch? Mother-In-Law Day gives you and your mother-in-law a chance to get to know each other, and to get away from all of those horrible preconceptions. Why not give your mother-in-law (and mothers-in-law everywhere) a fair chance – take them out for a nice meal, [...]