The Reluctant Farmer | Short Back and Sides

Part of my series for Irish Country Living Well, the day finally came for our alpacas to be relieved of their much prized, much sought-after fleece. They have been panting in the paddocks, sitting in the […]

The Reluctant Farmer | New Life on The Farm

Part of my series for Irish Country Living So after a long winter and spring of minding, dosing, preening and caring, all our hard work has started to pay off and the maternity ward has officially […]

A Week of Neglectful Parenting

Some weeks you’re winning and others you are just trying to survive. This past week was very much a survival one. It should have been a winning week, I was off Monday and Tuesday…so that […]

The Reluctant Farmer | Our Feathered Friends

The next instalment of my Irish Country Living series. “I hear your husbands good with exotic birds” Well this isn’t a comment that any wife expects to hear about their husband of nearly ten years. […]

The Reluctant Farmer | Valentine Special

Part 4 of my Irish Country Living series. After a winter of near hibernation on the farm, it is with great relief that the chief farmer welcomes Spring. Time does not sit easy in his hands and […]

The Reluctant Farmer | Know Your Numbers

Part Three of my Irish Country Living Series Like most farmers, my husband is somewhat reluctant to leave the farm. He will manage a day trip without too much persuasion but anything that requires an overnight […]

The Reluctant Farmer

Part Two of my Irish Country Living series. Until last summer I was what you might call a keen observer of our farm life. I took great interest in the stories our children came in with, […]