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Novel Would You Marry A Farmer?

Irish Farmerette | Carlow

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This project was funded!

rewards for funding this project:

€8 +

E-book will be emailed to you. 'Would You Marry A Farmer? Confessions of an Irish Farmerette' by Lorna Sixsmith A huge thank you and a virtual hug too :)

€15 +

Signed Hardback copy of 'Would You Marry A Farmer? Confessions of an Irish Farmerette' will be posted to you (Ireland and the rest of Europe)

€25 +

We will send a gift wrapped and signed hardback copy as a gift from you to anyone in the world or to yourself. 'Would You Marry A Farmer? Confessions of an Irish Farmerette' by Lorna Sixsmith

€45 +

Two signed hardback copies of the book will be posted to you (worldwide) - one for you and one for a friend 'Would You Marry A Farmer?Confessions of an Irish Farmerette' by Lorna Sixsmith Your name will be listed in the acknowledgements page of the book and listed on our website for a year

€85 +

Take our 'twitter for farmers (beginners) course at We Teach Social (http://weteachsocial.com). All you need to do the course is an email address and a laptop/PC/tablet. Signed hardback copy of the book will be posted to you. Your name will be included in the acknowledgements of the book and on the Irish farmerette website (on website for a year)

€100 +

5 signed hardback copies of 'Would You Marry A Farmer? Confessions of an Irish Farmerette' will be posted to you. You will also receive 5 postcards depicting the quirky illustrations in the book. Your name will be included in the acknowledgement section of the book. It will also be on a website page for the duration of one year with a link to your website if you have one.

€115 +

Take one of our online social media courses at We Teach Social (http://weteachsocial.com). We will also be launching a course entitled 'How to write a book from your blog'. All you need to do the course is an email address and a laptop/PC/tablet. Signed hardback copy of the book will be posted to you. Your name will be included in the acknowledgements of the book and on the Irish farmerette website (on website for a year)

€250 +

Adopt a calf - You can name one of our heifer calves that will be born in 2013. You will receive a bi-annual report (by email) with pictures about the calf for as long as she remains in our herd (usually 5-10 years) You will also receive two signed hardback copies of the book. and ten postcards of the quirky illustrations. Your name will be included in the acknowledgements of the book and on a website page (for a year)

€500 +

Adopt a calf - You can name one of our heifer calves that will be born in 2014. You will receive a bi-annual report (by email) with pictures about the calf for as long as she remains in the herd. Come and spend an afternoon with us (travel not included). Visit your heifer and see all the other cattle and cows too. Induldge in a 'cow hug'. Have afternoon tea with us and enjoy homemade scones and clotted cream. Depending on the time of year, we might have our own elderflower cordial too. If you want, we could even show you show to bake the scones too. 3 signed hardback copies of the book. 10 postcards with the quirky illustrations Your name will be in the acknowledgements of the book. It will also be on a page on our website (for a year) with a link to your own site if you have one.

€1000 +

Adopt a calf - You can name one of our heifer calves that will be born in 2014. She will be one of the top EBI heifers born in the Garrendenny herd next year. I will create a blog for your calf and update it once a month. Not only will you be able to see your own adopted calf's progress and read about her story on a monthly basis, other people will too. Come and spend an afternoon with us. Visit your heifer and see all the other cattle and cows too. Have afternoon tea with us and enjoy homemade scones and clotted cream. Depending on the time of year, we might have our own elderflower cordial too. If you want, we could even show you show to bake the scones too. 5 signed hardback copies of the book. 25 postcards with the quirky illustrations from the book. Your name will be in the acknowledgements of the book. It will also be on a page on our website (for a year) with a link to your own site if you have one.

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Irish Farmerette

'Would You Marry A Farmer? Confessions of An Irish Farmerette' is a non-fiction book based on my perception of life as an Irish farmerette.

I'm Lorna, a mum, wife to dairy farmer, farmerette, social media consultant, ex-teacher, blogger and columnist and now I'm going to become an author with this book. Two years ago I started blogging at irishfarmerette.com and a post entitled  'Advice To Those Considering Marrying A Farmer' which gave tips to any lady considering jumping over the brush with a farmer, became very popular. Written in a tongue-in-cheek style, it detailed what married life on a farm would be like. Women (and men) all over the world have read it and laughed over how it is so close to the truth and how those parts of farming life which can be harsh or irritating can also be funny.

These stories and more will now be converted into a book focusing on the lives of farming women. If you are the daughter, sister or wife of a farmer, I think you will find lots to empathise with in this book - not to mention chortle over.

I was reared on a dairy farm, lived in the UK for 12 years and have now returned to dairy and beef farming in Ireland with my ex-scientist now-farmer husband Brian. We have two children and besides farming, I'm an avid blogger and I teach small businesses how to use social media .

The funds raised will go towards a portion of the publishing costs (approx €6,000 for 1000 copies), illustrations (approx €300 for a single illustration and we'd love lots of quirky illustrations throughout the book), a website where people can purchase the book and read more about life on the farm (€500), press photography (€400), proofreading (€500), design and layout (€1000). I will manage the social media and online marketing of the book and it would cost between €1000-€3000 for offline PR and Marketing if that route is taken. I estimate it will cost in the region of €9000-€12000 to produce and market a beautiful and funny book about farming.

I plan to have funny quotes and observances about farming with a quirky illustration between each chapter. I really want this to be a beautifully presented book that will raise a chuckle or chortle each time the page is turned.

Supporters can back this journey by pre-ordering a copy or signing up for other exciting rewards such as an online social media course or adopting one of our 2014 heifer calves at Garrendenny!

You can read the original post here - we would love to know what you think

I will have a post at irishfarmerette.com explaining the 'American Gothic' shots at the start of the video where we look very stern with the sprong between us!

I'll be sharing extracts from the book over the course of this 35 day campaign in the activity updates so do stay tuned.