Fun with Jim and Julia Beary

March may be one of the busiest months of the year on farms but we have noticed that for some reason it is also one of the most fun and a bit of madness one’s on Twitter. I’m convinced it’s the long hours and late nights that drive us to particularly this platform for a quick chat, check in with the rest of the world and bit of farming solidarity banter.

We had a serious laugh in the last few weeks with two farmers from the UK – Jim Beary and his wife Julia. It all started on 11th March when I came across this tweet:

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Pink Valentines with Peter Hynes – Embrace Farm Fundraiser 2018

There is nothing we love more than good craic especially when it’s for a good cause. Many of you will know that Pretty Bird has struck up a great friendship with the Hynes Family in Aherla, Co. Cork. Peter and Paula and their daughters Chloe, Becky and Georgie have been great supporters of ours from the get go and have become our biggest brand advocates.

So when a joke started on Twitter that we needed to get Peter Hynes into a pair of pink overalls like the rest of the family, it wasn’t long until the idea sparked something and #pinkvalentines was born.

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Pretty Bird – what’s in a name?

Miss Muck, Funky Farmerette I can’t even begin to recall all the names that I thought of calling this business but none of them stuck until we hit on the name Pretty Bird. 3 months on I’ve had some interesting feedback on our business name so I felt like I should share my thoughts on our business name and why for me it’s was a winner. Read More

Slash Careers – not as dangerous as they sound!

It was so great to meet Irish Times journalist Sean Dunne at the National Ploughing Championships. Sean did what a lot of journalists do now and put a call out on Twitter for Ploughing stories ahead of attending the event. Lorna Sixsmith, who has become a great friend to our business tipped me off about Sean’s tweet so I popped him an email telling him a little about the launch of our new business. Read More