Former nurse Margaret admits that she’s farming mad

MARGARET Little from Drumderg farm near Maguiresbridge has taken to social media to give the world an insight into the day in the life of a farmer.
As part of a social media campaign, Farm24 she profiled some of the daily farm tasks beginning with a video in the milking parlour.
Margaret set her career in nursing aside to allow her to follow her love of farming. “I am at home and I am on the farm every day. Through my trying to show people what farming is really all about.
“Farm24 gave me an opportunity to do this and gave me a wider reach than I would have achieved solely through my own page.”
Alongside her husband Andrew, Margaret milks 100 cows and also has a heard of pedigree Simmentals, which she admits are a little different from their black and white Friesian counterparts.
Since taking up farming full time Margaret says there’s not much she can’t turn her hand to.
“I would have milked a bit at home before marrying Andrew but I wouldn’t have been as involved in the farm as I am now.
“That’s only three years ago and in that time I have quit my job and come home to farm full time.
“I am obsessed with farming. I would talk all day every day about farming. It’s pretty easy to drive a tractor but since I started farming full time I have learned more. I can mow and rake grass, draw slurry, really there’s not much I can’t do any more.”
Commenting on her use of social media to promote farming she said, “I just want to get the message out there that you don’t have to be born and reared on a farm to do this. You don’t need to know everything about farming you just have to be willing to have a go and do it.
“Every day I am still learning and we all ask questions to figure out how to do things.”

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