I thought my expectations heading to the Ploughing Championships last week were quite normal. I knew I would have a busy morning with two interviews, followed by going to the “Women in Ag” panel in the Irish Independent tent. After that, my only “must sees” were to see some ploughing, watch the sheepdog trials, and visit some engineering stands to suss out their calf gates to create calf pens in a shed. I reckoned visiting 4 or 5 [...]
Do you want to know how to attract an eligible farmer before you go to the Irish National Ploughing Championships this year? Farmers are now considered to be ‘a good catch’ and it’s not all down to the road frontage. They are seen as being hard working, eco friendly, kind to animals, community minded, dependable, fit and good looking. Add to that the wholesome goodness of bringing up a family in the countryside and you can see why farmers are [...]
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 [...]
Where on earth have I been these last couple of months? Well, I’ve mostly had my ass firmly sat on a chair in my dining room, drinking tea, eating high energy food (chocolate) and tapping away at the laptop to produce this masterpiece – An Ideal Farm Husband!
And why couldn’t I blog as well? [...]
Tips for attracting an eligible farmer at an agricultural show!
The lovely Denis Lehane posted these 5 tips within his feature in the Irish Examiner – just before the Ploughing Championships – and I’d sent them to him. These tips (and the book of course) got me 8 radio interviews that week?
Irish Examiner – September 2014
5 Tips For Attracting An Eligible Farmer