Dear Boss, I have been working for you for nearly seven years now, since I was 19 in fact. I remember my first day. It was the first of June 2010 and as you were short staffed I was thrown in the deep end. Thrown into a farming community of mainly men with decades of … Continue reading An Open Letter To My Boss
Just a few photos to remind myself of how lucky I am to live in such a beautiful place
Some mothers are able to carry a baby for nine months, give birth, suffer the long sleepless nights whilst still recovering from something more exhausting than running ten marathons and then feel broody straight away... But not me. Casi is eight months old now and I love her to bits. She has been a very … Continue reading Why I’m terrified of having another baby
Most people, especially here in Wales think of a farmers wife as raising the kids, feeding the pet lambs, rearing the calves and making sure the tea is on the table ready for when the husband walks through the door after a busy day in the fields. C’mon people, it’s 2017 not 1950 where a … Continue reading Farming WAGS-A Traditionalist view and MY view
What better way for a young farmer to make some friends and gain some confidence than joining a local young farmers club! When I was younger, I was very shy, I was okay with people I knew but when it came to speaking in public or having a conversation with a complete stranger, I would […]
Many people dream of going to the country and running a farm. Here are my top tips. 1) It rains. A lot! And just because its pouring it down or blowing a gale doesnt mean the animals dont need seeing to. Invest in some waterproofs. 2) There's a LOT of paperwork. This is the one … Continue reading So you want to be a farmer?
When You have had a new baby, things can get quite hectic between learning to care for this new little life, that is totally dependent on you, and the constant flow of visitors who flock to see the new arrival. But what happens then? For the first month after Casi was born, everything was great. … Continue reading Feeling Alone..
Labour is exactly what it says. Hard work. When i was pregnant with Casi, I knew it wasn't going to be easy. I had been told about all the horror stories by various members of my family and friends. "It hurts, but you do forget about it" Thats what my mum said to me, in … Continue reading Let’s Talk Labour
My daughter is now 8 months old, and what a hectic eight months it has been. When I first finished work to go on maternity leave a week before Casi was due, I wasn't sure what I would do with all my spare time. I have always worked, and I have always enjoyed being super … Continue reading Maternity Leave? Whats That??