Month: August 2022

Elaine Clarke – 15 August 2022

Like many others at this time of year, farm life is very busy! Births and matings can be time consuming, yet filled with excitement and anticipation. Last weekend we were honoured to have Mary-Jo Smith visit Northern Ireland to tutor delegates from all over Ireland (and even England!).  I had the easy job of making… Read more »

Paul Hetherington – 1 August 2022

Last week saw the return of the annual Cumbrian ragwort pull after a two year absence due to Covid. This is an ancient ceremony that has been depicted in cave paintings going back to the Middle Bronze Age. The pull is supervised by Master Pullers and conducted by Junior Pullers. Junior Pullers are shadowed by… Read more »