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Would You Marry A Farmer? by [Sixsmith, Lorna]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 10820 KB
  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1508905436
  • Publisher: Write on Track Press; 1 edition (11 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H9DW3JC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #124,376 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is a fabulous read with humour and farming life and the history of Irish farming coming together. Having married a farmer myself I saw a lot of the antics got up to very similar to my own experiences, like being psychic to the other half's wants and the "are u going in to town today?"

Highly recommend this book to those who are in farming or soon to marry in to farming.
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By Clare O'Beara TOP 500 REVIEWER on 16 April 2017
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This entertaining short book reflects the Irish experience but I believe rural dwellers everywhere have a lot in common.

I read a British newspaper feature a few years ago, which showed seven of the handsomest, fittest, strongest young men you could imagine. All were single and unable to meet women willing to come and live on their farms. Rural Norfolk sounds like an idyllic way of life until you have to live it. I've also read Yorkshire and Peak District crime stories which present an even harder, more isolated farm life because of the rugged countryside and basic dwellings. While ranches and farms in America or Canada hire the barest minimum of staff and may expect them to live in a caravan with only radio contact and a food and fuel restock once a month. Stations in Australia expect women to cook for a team of hardy men, half a day's drive from the nearest neighbour, but don't necessarily agree that women can do station work. Mexican avocado farmers are forced to pay protection money to the local gangsters, and may find murdered journalists dumped on their land.

So, asks Lorna Sixsmith, would you marry a farmer, considering that you would be marrying into a farming household and a small community? You might be living with your in-laws, or one of them, and the farmer's siblings until they can get educated and leave. You won't get foreign holidays or even romantic restaurant dinners very often, and your bank balance will be in the red for months like as not, then when the farm payments cheque arrives it needs to go to a tractor purchase rather than a new kitchen; while there will be a permanent load for the washing machine, a team of silage contractors to be fed unexpectedly and you will be judged by other women on the standard of your baking, not your fashion sense.
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The only reason I've given this book 4 stars is that her forthcoming one is likely to be even better, so I'm saving the extra star for it! 'Would you marry a Farmer' is a funny lighthearted book, with laughs on every page. But it is more than that. Lorna has put serious research into her book. Its faults are those of a new writer and they are few.
There is so much truth in this book, things that young people will find hard to believe. I was a farmer from 17 years old until my mid thirties, when I ...married a farmer! Thank heaven he was nothing like some of the examples in Lorna's book. Best thing I ever did. Anyway I had a successful horse dealing business going and was delighted to leave the rest to him. But some of my experiences in the interval before I met John would seem unbelievable today. Marjorie Quarton
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It was the catchy title that enticed me to download this book in the first place. The title suggests a light-hearted look at the question of marriage and the quandary face by any woman who might be contemplating the pros and cons of tying the knot with a farmer.
I wasn't disappointed for as well as being immensely informative on the issues involved the author manages to be really entertaining while she explores all aspects of the farming way of life.
In the early stages of the book the author delves into the social history of marriage in Ireland from the early days of the twentieth century. Yet her research is never allowed to become dry or academic. It's presented in an entertaining way which grabs and holds the reader's attention right from the start.
Lorna Sixsmith is herself a farmer's wife so she speaks with authority on the subject, presenting all sides of the equation in her own unique style. The most common form of farming in Ireland is of course the family farm, which means all members of the family are involved in the running of the farm which is their means of livelihood and way of life. No woman reading this book will be under any illusions as to the demands made on her time for it's a seven days a week, 365 days a year commitment.
Lifted and lightened by the humorous drawings scattered throughout, it's also a good read for the general reader who wants to be entertained as well as informed. As such I highly recommend it.
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I am a farmers daughter, a farmers wife, I work on the farm (farmerette!) and work in the farming industry off farm - and just loved this book! So much of it is a light hearted look at family farming life - it's funnily accurate, and heart warming! If you took it literally you may not marry a farmer - but if you read it right you'll realise that this is actually a great family life! And if your currently a farmers wife - wow will you realise you are not the only one with all these bizarre experiences! Lorna helps you laugh at some of the tensest moments of farming life along with your guilty spouse! Read it & just enjoy as much as you enjoy the farming life!
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