Monday, December 26, 2011

a wee spot of farming

I really love this photo of Pa, Baba & Lilah. Three generations.

Colin loves to get a little bit of farming fitted in when he goes back home to his parents farm. He loves the outdoors and the animal marts and if it hadn't been for his heart condition, he may well have been a farmer, rather than an engineer.

I always said I would never marry a farmer, so it worked out well!

Lilah loves the outdoors, she might have a bit of farming in her blood too! She didn't want to take off this rain suit, (which looks very much like a pair of farmer's overalls) and she absolutely loved (helping Baba) drive the big tractor. Although, if the truth be told she was rather disgusted with the farm smells! And after the calf sucked her fingers, she looked at her slobbery fingers in disgust and had the need to run up to the house and get them washed immediately!


"Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil,
and you're a thousand miles from the corn field."

farming farming farming

[ the flickr set is here ]


  1. Hee hee, I said the exact same thing Jill. And I didnt....Mark is a civil engineer! Being a farmer's daughter and having my 2 brothers go into farming was enough for ;-D But I take Gracie to the family farm most weekends, funny that???

  2. wow these shots are amazing. Is this the farm your husband grew up on?


  3. @ Lea, yes this is the farm he gre up on. It's a dairy farm, milking cows. Colin's Dad keeps saying he's going to retire, but I don't think it will ever happen.

    Farmers don't retire!


  4. I love all these posts, I am sure Lilah will treasure these pictures and descriptions of her time in Ireland.

  5. I just love that shot of Lilah, her dad, and her grandpa. It speaks volumes -- you should enter it in a contest.
    (Mom to 3 1/2-year-old Sarah, also from China)