Farming has long been one of Ireland’s most lucrative industries.
However, farmers are being forced to adapt to the ever-changing climate, with the changing weather, drought and the spread of diseases increasingly threatening the industry.
In this article, farmer Bill Farmer talks about what it is like being a farmer, what his wife does, and the challenges he faces.
Bill Farmer was farming in Ireland before it became one of the world’s most popular destinations for people from all over the world to work.
He was also a successful actor, having starred in films such as “The Big Wedding”, “Battlestar Galactica”, and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”.
He is survived by his wife, Annabelle Farmer, two daughters, and their three grandchildren.
Bill’s son, Stephen, also died in October last year at the age of 49.
The farm gate in Drogheda, Co Donegal, was built in 1912 by John and Mary Loughlin, the largest farming family in the world.
The Loughlins have been farming on their property since the 19th century.
They had seven children.
In addition to his wife Annabel, Bill also had four sons and four daughters.
The family had a history of farming and in the 1920s, they started a small business which is now the Loughins Dairy.
Bill and Annabel had four children.
“Bill’s main concern was the future of the farm,” said Annabel.
“It was an area where you would find very few people who had any knowledge of farming.
We always made sure that the best soil for the cows was planted and the best grass for the horses.
And we planted very high quality potatoes and grass.
The kids used to play on the farm and the children used to go out to the paddocks and watch the cows.”
Bill’s wife, who had worked in a nearby shop, was a part-time nurse and his eldest daughter, Ann, a school nurse.
He had a good relationship with his children and they enjoyed each other’s company.
“I was always the one who would go out and feed them.
I would always go out with the kids and the kids would go with me and we’d have a good time,” he said.
“We were good neighbours.”
Bill was born in Co Clare in 1922.
His parents were farmers and Ann had worked on a dairy farm.
He started working on his own in 1938 and by the time he was 19 he had joined the family.
He worked as a labourer in the local dairy farm until he was 27.
He retired in 2011 and in 2015 he opened his own farm in Donegal.
“In the 20th century it was quite difficult to find a job for a farm worker.
We were a bit lucky,” he told The Irish Press.
“But we also knew we were going to be doing this forever.
It was a good opportunity to start a new life.”
He now lives in Dromore, Co Antrim.
Bill had five children and two grandchildren.
“My oldest son was 14 when he died in August 2015.
My youngest daughter was 16 when she died in March,” he recalled.
“They had a nice life.”
Bill and his wife have two other children, who he said were his best friends.
“All my kids were friends of mine,” he added.
“Every time I was in Doneghern, they would say, ‘Where are you going?’
And I’d say, Well, I’m going to school and the next thing I know, I’ll be in the water.”
Bill said his wife was a great role model for his children.
He said his youngest daughter Ann was the same age as her father and was now working at a dairy.
“She is just very bright, very strong and very determined,” he explained.
“And I think she is doing well and she’s got great things in store for her future.”
The Laghaire, Co. Clare, farm is a very large estate.
The estate consists of around 60,000 acres.
The majority of the land is planted with potatoes and about 20,000 of the horses are also kept in the paddock.
“There’s a lot of history in this area,” said Bill.
“When you walk through the gate, you see a lot more than you normally would.”
Bill added that the area was not suitable for a golf course.
“You could see the golf course through the fence,” he admitted.
“The area is very rural and you would see the people walking up and down the lane, they were always walking their dogs.”
He added that he and his family have always been open to all who come to the farm.
“As long as we can keep the cows happy and happy and safe, that’s what we are all about,” he continued.
“That’s why we do everything we can to protect them and keep them alive.”
He said the area had