It’s not long now till one of the biggest if not the biggest event in the farming calendar . The National Ploughing championships are on next Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th of September in Ratheniska , Co Laois .
This is a yearly three day event which showcases all areas of agriculture in Ireland from machinery to food , dairy to sheep , farming organisations to sheds and lots more as well . It is a great day or couple of days out for the whole family because there is something for everyone there .
We go every year and some years we go two or maybe even the three days . This year we are going on the Wednesday and on that day I am going to be tweeting from the @IrelandsFarmers account for the day . This Twitter account is curated each week by a different Irish farmers to give people an insight into farm life on all types of farms .
This year the three days of the ploughing is covered by three different farmers my day is Wednesday . The fun thing this year is you can come meet the tweeting farmers at the ploughing . Each day in the IFA tent there will be a meet up , one at 12pm and another at 3pm . It will a chance to meet us and have a chat . So I am asking you all to come along if you are at the ploughing Wednesday and say hi at 12pm or 3pm myself and Sid will be waiting .
Our hashtag for the ploughing is #ploughing15 and here is the @IrelandsFarmers account so go follow and see what will be happening over the three days . We will be there to answer farming questions , Twitter questions or in my case if anyone wants to know about blogging or vlogging I will be happy to start you off that day .
So spread the word guys about the meet up and I hope to see you all at the ploughing there might even be tea 🙂
Elaine x .
Here is a vlog from last years ploughing 🙂
The day arrived when the youngest of the farmers headed off to big school , where does all the time go !!? . It seems like no length ago he was only a baby and then a toddler but they the time just seemed to speed up and now when I look at him I see a little man looking back at me not a little boy anymore .
He started his big school on Thursday and we had no tears thank God , we were there early and all the parents went into their new class and got settled . The littlest farmer was happy enough to sit at his desk and his teacher gave him some blocks to play with . He knows a couple of the boys in his class so at least that made it easier on him for his first day . He was finished at 12 and I treated him to Mc Donalds for his lunch for his first day in school .
The second morning which was Friday I did nearly have tears because I didn’t get to stay as long with him as the first day because I had to go to school to welcome my new kids to their class . He was ok going in but when he sat down and I had to go he wanted to know could some of the other teachers not take my kids and I could stay in school with him . His eyes filled up when I told him I had to go but no tears came so I hope he is ok tomorrow because the farmer has to bring him because I am back to school full time again with my 7.00am start .
This morning just to make me feel worse about how fast he is growing up he lost his first tooth , his first baby tooth , he is only four !! . He was so cool about it , it fell out early this morning and he said he just took it out and left it on his bookbeside hsi bed and he thought no more about it . When the farmer came in after checking all the stock he noticed the gap and when we asked he just said that fell out its upstairs , no excitement or nothing arent boys funny creatures :).
The whole house is nearly gone back to school after our summer off , the middle little farmer went back on Thursday as well he went into fifth year . The eldest little farmer is starting his second year of his Agriculture science course on the 8th September so he will be gone next weekend and I am back to school again tomorrow so the farmer will have to house to himself again in the mornings at least .
Did any of your little ones start school ? How did it go ? well I hope .
Morning everyone , I am back here twice in the one week something must be going to happen 🙂 . Well it did we made the shortlist again this year in the Blog Awards Ireland in the Great Outdoors category and I am delighted . I am a little disappointed my vlog didn’t make the shortlist for the video category but its only a baby still and looking at those great vlogs that did get through I really need to up my subscribers !!! .
This little blog has been very good to me over the last few years and has made the shortlist each year but only for you guys that read it and to those who nominated it we wouldn’t be shortlisted at all so a huge THANK YOU to you all 🙂
So here is a video of my Great outdoors that I see everyday and if anyone wants to help with my subscriber count hit the little red subscribe button , I will love you forever :))
Today’s vlog 🙂
Happy Easter 🙂
Today’s vlog 🙂