When Summer's in the Meadow
Christine and Niall have settled into their new lives in Ireland and are ready to start a family. But they are bitterly disappointed when they learn they cannot have children. What follows is a year of waiting to adopt a baby, a year in which they continue their pastoral lives - farming, tending livestock and sharing a commumity spirit with neighbours.
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We decided to rear turkeys again this autumn and got four of them yesterday. We'
re going to keep two for ourselves and give one each to Lucy and Tessie for
Christmas. Four little white baby turkeys. We threw in some wood shavings and
At four he had a pig to kill in Cooraclare, and more turkeys back in the townland
of Leitrim after that. This was his busy season and as arranged Lucy and Tessie
would bring him from the village up to Kiltumper. Waiting, I paced about in the ...
Then, the great racket of the turkeys rising again and the weight of the bird
quivering in my grasp, I rushed to the door. "You got one?" asked the Captain,
smiling, whipping a piece of cord about the birds legs, knotting, double- knotting it
, and ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - whitreidtan - LibraryThing
I have heard it said that American tourists to Ireland are invariably tracing their relatives and that the Irish think we are an interesting lot given this geneological mania and subsequent ... Read full review
When summer's in the meadowUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
The authors made their debut with O Come Ye Back to Ireland ( LJ 10/15/87), a quaint account of their first year in Ireland after moving from the Big Apple. This sequel is equally successful. It ... Read full review