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This weeks first task was fencing. I enjoyed the task even though I felt under pressure to do well. I was paired with Diarmuid and I thought we worked well together. I thought we were tight enough for time but when we thought about it after, we lost a bit of time here and there. I did make a mistake at the end though- I cut the wire a bit short but overall, we did a good job and I was happy enough with it.
The next task was calf loading. I felt that I really needed a to do well and thank God it did. I was lucky that the calf I’d picked ran in with no problem.
The next task we had to match the headlines with the year. I just got totally flustered, couldn’t concentrate and I just made a mess of it.
And so the adventure is over. I’m disappointed to be going home, but that’s life. I had a great time, met great people and had the experience of a lifetime, I’d recommend it to anyone and I wish nothing but the best to everyone that’s still in it.
It’s a lot tougher than it looks and whoever wins it will definitely deserve it!!
Got started for real today, first task was dosing. I Was feeling fairly good about it, until I went back to the canteen and found out I had only done half of it, completely forgot to put on the gloves and as for the paperwork – What paperwork!
Still it wasn’t a bad start.
The second task was average enough. It was guessing different breeds of Cattle, Sheep, Horses and Pigs. I started off well and got four or five fairly fast and then the wheels started to come off. I guessed one or two and after that I could hardly sees straight. Don’t think I’ll be setting the competition on fire with that one.
The third task – Where do I start, It was a pure disaster. It was a tractor task and I was feeling good and looking forward to it. Started off well and got to the bucket fairly fast. When I tried to pick it off the trailor it just wouldn’t come up for me. I hadn’t lined it up properly and I was a mile off. Sean had to stop it and he was dead right. To make it worse, I cursed down on the tractor and myself. All the language I’d been careful to keep in all along came flying outta me and when I was done I saw the camera in the tractor – Definitely not my finest hour!
We’re in Clonakilty for our first day on Feirm Factor and the excitement is really building. Everyone is sound out. We got our snickers and Dunlop gear this morning and it’s savage. There’s some amount of stuff in it. We spent a lot of time walking around being filmed in it which was grand and relaxing and it gave us a chance to have a chat and get to know each other.
Later on we had the Feirm Factor Forum which was good aul craic. I had plenty to say anyway as usual, hopefully I won’t sound like too much of a plonker!
That evening we got the keys of the Land Rover for the first time – It’s getting real now. Looking forward to getting stuck into the tasks, then it’s really on.