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Back in July we wrote about farmer’s wife Lorna Sixsmith who was looking for funding to publish her book entitled ‘Would You Marry A Farmer?’, which was inspired by the success of her humorous blog post ‘Advice to those considering marrying farmers – 9 Tips’. We are pleased to announce that Irish Farmerette Lorna did achieve her target and that the book is now available to buy online.
Lorna has kindly given us a copy of the book to give to one lucky Muddy Matches member and you’ll even find a paragraph about Muddy Matches in the book!
About the Book
We were fortunate enough to receive an advanced copy of the book as part of Irish Farmerette’s virtual book tour and have been engrossed ever since.
Without giving anything away; if you’re looking for a fluffy romcom with bunnies, breeches and a Mr Darcy type waiting around the next corner you’ve come to the wrong place. What you get with ‘Would You Marry A Farmer?’ is a genuine, funny and warm insight about what it’s like to be an Irish farmer as well as an eye-opening view of what it’s like to be married to an Irish farmer. In fact you get the whole journey from how to interpret a personal ad written by a farmer, through to how to spot a mammy’s boy, what each type of farmer does for living and what it’s like to move from a large town to a rural farming community.
So if you’re looking for a Christmas treat for someone who’s farming obsessed, a single friend looking for love or a partner who thinks that an annual holiday is just what city folks take, this is the perfect present for them.
How to Win a Copy
For your chance to win, just email us with your member ID and your funniest agricultural joke. The joke doesn’t have to be original, it just has to make us laugh or groan.
To enter you will need to be a member of Muddy Matches, if you are not currently a member please sign up for free. Only one prize will be awarded.
Entries must be received by Monday 6th January 2013 and the winner will be announced on the news page.
The Book Tour
Check out the Irish American Mom’s blog tomorrow for the next stage in the book tour.
It’s the end of an era, but don’t worry we’re not talking about Muddy Matches; we’re talking about the fact that the beloved Muddy Matches Motorhome is up for sale.
Now it’s on the market (sob) we thought it was a good time to look back upon our adventures in the motor home back in 2007.
We had ups and downs on our journey (quite literally when we took to the trying out the RAF simulator), but overall we wouldn’t have changed a thing!
For a website known for farmer dating, it’s no surprise that we were especially keen to make a lot of farm visits on our journey (more than 20) and we were also looking forward to joining in with some Young Farmers events on our way.
Along our journey we also took part in a number of different countryside including gun dog training, fishing, falconry and beating and tied our hand at other outdoor pursuits such as abseiling and Frisbee golf.
Food and drink
If you would like a piece of Muddy Matches’ history, get in touch with us to find out about buying the Muddy Motorhome.
Fans of countryside television programme Countrywise will have spotted the feature about farmer dating on Monday 23rd September 2013. Presenter Ben Fogle spoke to single farmer Harry about why he uses a farmer dating website to find love and then showed his date with a single spa manager.
If you’re looking to meet a single farmer or are a single farmer yourself, head to our Farmer Wants a Wife page.
ITV’s Countrywise is looking for a farmer from South Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire or Norfolk to take part in the latest series of this extremely popular countryside show.
They will be featured in a small section of one episode which will look at the challenges farmers face in meeting a soulmate due to long working hours and isolation that often comes with the job and leaves little time or opportunity for love.
The volunteer farmer, who can be male OR female would have to be happy to appear on camera and chat about how difficult meeting like minded people can be.
The programme makers would also like to complete the story by filming the farmer on a date……
It will be a fun day’s filming in August and you never know – it could be a success story in the making!
To find out more please contact Emily Burndred from ITV on 0161 952 1079 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This Sunday (9th June) is Open Farm Sunday and Muddy Matches co-founders Emma and Lucy Reeves will be helping out at their local farm during the event. The Muddy Matches team will also be out enjoying the event and taking lots of photos, which will be uploaded next week.
What is Open Farm Sunday?
Open Farm Sunday is an annual event, which started in 2006 to encourage farmers to open up their farms to the local community for the day. The events are a great way to get to know your local farmer and to find out where your food comes from. It’s also great for farmers to show people how their food is produced and the importance of buying locally.
What goes on at Open Farm Sunday?
Each farm will have a different range of activities, which may include: › Continue reading