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Still lots of grass in Corrries Bagenalstown. Farmer Richard Ryan from Corries still has cows grazing and as you can see loads of grass. Photo Roger Jones.

Still lots of grass in Corrries Bagenalstown. Farmer Richard Ryan from Corries still has cows grazing and as you can see loads of grass. Photo Roger Jones.

Still lots of grass in Corrries Bagenalstown. Farmer Richard Ryan from Corries still has cows grazing and as you can see loads of grass. Photo Roger Jones.

It was a lovely warm summer’s evening last Thursday. The kids were in bed at 8.30pm and, after a quick cup of tea, I set about weeding the hedge at the side of the house. I’m certainly no Gerry Daly when it comes to gardening and true to form, the hedge should have been tended to about a month ago. I was waist deep in nettles, docks, thistles and everything in between.

What really struck me as I struggled at this hateful task was the massive amount of insects that I was disturbing. Spiders and flies erupted from every handful of weeds and to quote many a farmer, “the midges would ate you”.


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