March 7, 2007


Cows and sheep dotted the Irish countryside yesterday, as it has for centuries, but I was there to see it. We took a trip north to my friend, Maugerite's farm home near Armagh.

Her father raises dairy cattle and sheep on a lovely farm with two houses and several barns filled with bovine companions with sanguine expressions.

Maugerite's sister Clare plays a sport called hurling, also known as something I can't spell, and she gave us a chance to practice in the green, green lawn behind their house.

When we came back inside, we had another two cups of tea (which they say I drink strangely--that is, without milk), and ate a beautiful lunch/dinner of potato bread, bacon, sausage and loads of toast.

The stars in the country are so clear, and arriving in Belfast from the hills is a sight only the airplane ride can rival.

Traveling to Dublin today and tomorrow. Back with more stories and excitement soon.

Posted by Amanda Cochran at March 7, 2007 3:13 AM | TrackBack

Sounds cool. Glad you're having fun.

Pictures, dear?

Posted by: Karissa at March 7, 2007 9:32 AM

I'm putting the photos on hold until we get back. There's much to do and see, and consequently, take photos of, so I'm using my batteries for that instead of waiting for pixels to download.

Posted by: Amanda at March 8, 2007 7:10 PM
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