The Soup Spoon Rides Again

Today was all about winter crops and longer-term planning. I prep some seedling trays – using my unconventional small ‘shovel’ – whilst Susie was busy organising the seed boxes with winter sowing about to begin. Then, in a slight hint to what will hopefully be in the pipeline going forward, the near-91-year-old gets in on the act, spraying off the area formerly known as ‘The Jungle’. Continue reading The Soup Spoon Rides Again

A stinker of a problem turned into a new opportunity

Anyone of you that have been ingesting my ramblings for any length of time will know that my time in second level education was as choppy and turbulent as the waters brave fishermen like my friend Seamus McHugh face up around Killybegs on an all too regular basis. Apart from the obvious and well documented infrastructural and access issues which spoiled and ultimately terminated same, greatest upset of the era stemmed from not being allowed do my favourite optional subjects by the powers that be. Woodwork – or Materials Technology Wood as it was curiously dubbed – and Home Economics. … Continue reading A stinker of a problem turned into a new opportunity

Going for the ‘big story’ when there is no story is just pure badness

Take our own case as a starting point, small though it may be in scale. Strip away the whole debacle that is Covid-19 and the fact that both dad and Paul have been struck by illness and injury respectively at various stages during the year. More fundamentally, the fact simply was that the prices weanling and forward store heifers were commanding in marts around the country were eons above where we could afford to go. Continue reading Going for the ‘big story’ when there is no story is just pure badness

On The Nightshift…

Unfortunately, unlike the wonderful song by The Commodores, our attempts at the above title were far from an instant success. However, in having a closer look at the floodlight loosely referenced in yesterday’s video, we discover that a couple more of them could solve all our lighting problems in and outside the shed and around the yard for once and all. AN SB PARTNERSHIP FILM PRODUCTION & EDITING BY: SUSAN M. KIERNAN Continue reading On The Nightshift…