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Friday Farm Wife Farmologies #11-15

A Perfect Farm Wife

Even though farms vary in size and type, there’s still lots of typical things that happen to a farm wife or indeed, a farmer. If you’ve just married a farmer and aren’t quite sure what to expect, here’s 5 hints!

Farmology #11

“No, you won’t need wellies” he says when asking you to stand in a gap for 5 minutes before you head to town so you chance going up the yard in your “town” jeans and shoes. It will be the [...]

My Farming Week – An Ideal Farm Husband #Ploughing16

Lorna Sixsmith and Today SOR

My farming week revolved around the Ploughing Championships this week. Well, if I’m honest, it feels like the last two months have revolved around it as I’ve been busily writing, editing, getting feedback from my editor, briefing my illustrator, contacting printers and everything else that goes with self-publishing a book. I seem to make things worse for myself by writing good stuff when deadlines are looming!

I had contacted the editor of the Farming Independent, Louise Hogan, some months ago and [...]

Explaining the Science behind Choosing Sires for Dairy Farms

Yearling Pedigree Friesian Bulls for Sale

Although the weather would make you think it is the middle of winter, many dairy farms will be starting their breeding season in just a couple of weeks. We start it here around 4th May so it’s a while now since we chose the sires for our 2017 calving season. A lot of work and science goes into presenting the results, facts and figures for each bull and then by the farmer in digesting all of that and making decisions. [...]