Ballinfull, Co Sligo– The cows are calvin’ and the farmers are balin’ for July in Agharrow. I have harvested the new potatoes and my neighbors described them as “little flour balls” (the Irish love a floury potato) so this is a good sign. I will definitely plant them in abundance next year.
Gerry, the farmer had a big smile after I congratulated him on the birth of his twin calves! A boy and a girl. Walking the dogs down the lane is especially heartwarming as I spot the babes frolicking in the field.
Life in rural Ireland moves much slower than what I am used to. People are rarely in a rush, passing the time, enjoying the views.
I am still waiting for my nursing reg with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland. I had a slight delay when my employer’s reference never made it to Ireland. In the meantime I am volunteering at a nursing home. This week we welcomed a choir from Mansfield, Texas. I will admit it was charming to see a hoard of All Americans! The residents certainly enjoyed their uplifting song!
I am getting pumped for more family to visit Sligo and to share the views with my sweet sister. Fingers-crossed for clear skies!