- THEY’RE BACK!!!! Ireland’s farmers have manned up once again, donned their wellies, taken off their shirts, and posed for the Irish Farmer Calendar in support of the charity Bóthar.
This year Ciara Ryan, creator of the calendar series, has graciously provided two copies to give away to readers of this little blog of mine. So let’s take a look at what awaits the lucky winners.
100% Irish Beef!!!
That’s right! Who doesn’t want to adorn their wall with charming Irish farmers dusting their tractors, knitting their sweaters, or wrestling up on the pig’s back.
2012’s rainy Irish summer created shooting challenges for photographer Ian Shipley.
“The end result makes up for getting soaked through for two days. Who would have thought that you could get so wet in June? All the lads were brilliant and managed to keep smiling despite being wind blown, wet, cold and wrestling with pigs in the mud. Thankfully we managed to squeeze another day in when the sun popped out for half a day”.
And thankfully the sun popped out, even if just for a few hours to allow our lovely lads display their farmers’ tans in all their shirtless glory.
Ciara says interest in the calendar this year is far exceeding previous years. The very first order came from Ohio, USA.
This is great news, especially since a portion of sales help support the wonderful work of Bóthar. This Irish charity enables families and communities worldwide to overcome hunger and poverty and to restore the environment in a sustainable way. To do this, they specialize in improving livestock production and supporting related training and community development. A very worthy cause!
To enter the giveaway just leave a comment by midnight on Sunday, December 9th. Feel free to tell us who on your list would like this calendar for Christmas- you, your aunt, your granny, your great-great-granny on your father’s side….. everyone you know!!!
A winning comment will be chosen randomly. Remember to leave your e-mail so I can contact you if you win. Your e-mail won’t be published or shared, just used to contact you should you win.
I’ll announce the lucky winners on Monday December 10th, 2012. Best of luck to all you Irish farmer fans.
Winners announced here.
Slán agus beannacht leat!
(Goodbye and blessings)
Irish American Mom
P.S. My disclosure: These prizes have been provided free of charge to Irish American Mom by C.R. Enterprises. Irish American Mom receives no compensation for sales of this calendar – just want to help spread the word about this worthy cause.