Ploughing 2013 & Tweeting Farmers

Ploughing 2013 & Tweeting Farmers

This year I was due to meet up with some of the tweeting farmers at the annual National Ploughing Championships in County Laois. I arrived early about 8 am finding the parking area was shrouded in a thick mist. I stopped by a large picnic area which was quite empty at...
Zwartbles Do the Rain Dance

Zwartbles Do the Rain Dance

Our fields are dry but we do get a dew in the mornings so fields with no stock are green in color but not with grass growth. I fenced off our lawn around the house so the ewes could graze some fresh grass. To give you an idea what it is like living in a microclimate,...
Going to National Ploughing Championships 2013

Going to National Ploughing Championships 2013

The 2013 National Ploughing Championships are starting Tuesday the 24 of September. One of Europe’s largest Outdoor Exhibitions and Agricultural Trade Shows the National Ploughing Championships attracts on average 1,100 exhibitors and 189,000 visitors. This year’s...
Going to London Design Festivel 2013

Going to London Design Festivel 2013

I’m going to the London Design Festival where our Zwartbles Travel rug will be displayed on a plinth like a piece of sculpture. In Ireland have only photographed it on old stone steps or in the fields with the previous owners of the wool. I have taken...
Tornado Moves To a Commercial Flock

Tornado Moves To a Commercial Flock

Tornado one of my Zwartbles rams has just been bought by a commercial sheep farmer. So I had to get him out of the field where he was living with the horses and Bosco the wether sheep Once I shake the food bucket he follows like a pet lamb leaving behind his friend...

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