My husband and I have been running Ninorc Farmhouse for the last ten years. I am a retired hospital manager and nurse and my husband Michael is the farmer. As a retiree, I keep busy by growing my own vegetables in a garden and in a green house, minding my grand-children and lots of walking. Two of my adult sons and their wives and children also live on the farm and we have two dogs - Coco a bichon frieze and a cattle dog called Max.
The farm is a dry stock farm - this means the cattle are raised for beef. We also keep pigs and have laying hens so plenty of eggs! Most evenings, I walk along the sea front in Bantry, which is great for getting rid of any stress. I am also a volunteer collector with the Cork Cancer Research Centre, a medical research organisation founded by my brother.
As for my own travels, since retirement we have been on a road trip of California and Western Canada. We finished our Canada trip by visiting my husband's niece in Toronto who runs a lively Irish bar - McCarthy's Bar. In California, we loved the wine country, especially the small towns dotted amidst the rolling vineyards.
And why NINORC farmhouse? Well, we thought long and hard about a distinctive name for the house and came up with the family name spelled backwards. Simple really!