My name is Elaine and I am a newfarmerette so to speak that is I now have my own Farm , Herd number and Farm animals but I am a Farmers daughter and lived and worked on the Farm till I was 17yrs old, things were so much easier then and its from there my story begins …….
At 17 I met a boy he led me away from home and to a new world a world of two lovely boys , Horses , Montessori teaching , Working in the Dept of Agriculture , Running my own Equestrian business and then Jan 2010 a new little boy arrived. The same year Sid was born my Mam became very ill she has been in a wheelchair since I was born and she had to come live with us as my dad is on dialysis three days a week and they just couldn’t mind each other so I care for both of them. As they are both sick neither could Farm the Farm which is in very bad repair Dad sold all his stock and on April 1st 2011 myself and Paul started Farming the farm again. So as we speak we are trying to repair , restock and improve the Farm for the next three Farmers that are growing up fast.
I started this blog as a way to share and keep a record of our farming adventures to encourage more women to take an active role in their farm and also to have a record for us to look back on in years to come. When I started the blog in November 2011 I never thought it would open so many new and exciting doors for me from appearing on tv , having pieces in papers written about me and getting nominated for two blog awards. In its first year this little blog was nominated in the Blog Ireland Awards and was one of only three blogs nominated for the online journalist award with the Guild of Agricultural Journalists this just blew me away. I hope you will join us on our journey all that’s good ,bad ,funny and mad about Farming family life.
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