How can you get your farmer away for a holiday? How can you feed eight contractors with ten minutes' tice? How can you get along with your mother-in-law (especially if she is an Irish Mammy)? What do you do with a wellie with a hole in it? These questions - big and small - and many others are answered by farmer's wife and writer Lorna Sixsmith. She kws what it is like to have the village appraise your signature dish, how to stay calm during the dreaded testing, how to interpret farm speak, and what to do to keep the hens happy. More importantly she kws how to cheat to give the impression you are a PERFECT farm wife. This book is packed with history, advice, recipes, hints and tips (and quizzes along the way to see how you measure up). The best advice is always to keep a sense of humour, and Lorna's shines through in her writing. This is a perfect read for all farm wives and girlfriends (and husbands and boyfriends), and country lovers everywhere. #PerfectFarmWife
Lorna Sixsmith is a blogger, author, farmer and social media trainer. Her first book Would You Marry A Farmer? was inspired following the popularity of one of the posts on her Irish Farmerette blog. After running a successful crowdfunding campaign to test the market and raise some finance, she self published it in December 2013. It is available in all bookshops with sales of 2000 copies to date. The sequel, How To Be A Perfect Farm Wife, was published in September 2015. Both books share a realistic but humourous look at farming life. After all, there are so many times when if you didn't laugh in farming, you'd cry! Complete with a look at farming in the past, comparing it to farming today, tips, quizzes and plenty of jokes.