Tips for dating a farmer

You might have friends who go to the hairdresser on a Saturday while their husband brings the children to football.

Remember too that most farms are at least 20 minutes drive from all these activities so it is a case of doing the grocery shopping or sitting in the car as it’s not worthwhile heading home and back in.

Farmers aren’t known for their dress sense but for hard wearing jeans, t-shirts, warm jumpers, dirty wellies and yes, splattered with much on occasion. ) do get scrubbed up for a night out, that you both look pretty impressed with each other and fall in love all over again 🙂 Going on holidays or travelling different roads than he normally would means that your farmer husband has lots of entertain him when he does wake up occasionally in the passenger seat – as long as you’re not driving along the motorway!

Looking over the ditches to see what crops are going, how they are yielding, at the quality of the grass, if silage has been cut yet, whether the cows look in fine fettle or not – it’s all fascinating to a farmer.

Expect your conversation to be interrupted by ‘they have their cows out already’, ‘wouldn’t it be lovely to have a dry farm in Cork’, ‘those cattle could do with feeding up’, ‘that silage is light/heavy’ etc 🙂 Being telepathic is handy.

It simply means that it has slightly more black on its coat than its comrades. ‘The bull, let the bull in’ doesn’t help when you have 3 calves heads coming towards you and you can’t see between their legs.

‘The biggest one’ – You must learn to tell the difference in size between calves, even if one is only an inch or so taller than the other.

Instead, there’s no time to get sick – according to farmer husband.

Driving children to activities coincides with milking cows.

Tip: it helps if you wave your arms, dance and shout too at the bulls if need be.

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