I Once Had a Farm in Ireland…

Well, I didn’t but it’s the name of Siggy Buckley’s new book. Ireland…the magical land that I’ve always wanted to visit but somehow never found the right time…However, a girl can dream, right, so what better way to start my trip than diving into the depths of organic lifestyle in a farm in Ireland! Welcome aboard!


kindle Cover-v3(2)I Once had a Farm in Ireland:

Living the Organic Lifestyle

Author: Siggy Buckley

Cover: Tayyana Bano

Genre: Memoir

ASIN: B00WVMQ3G0 Ebook $2.99

ISBN: 9781943274659 ; tradepaper pp.2 40 ; 5.5.X 8.25

List price: $12.80 on Kindle: $2.99

Available from Amazon.com


About the book:

A wheelbarrow, a cable drum, gardening tools, and a pickaxe are unusual items on a wedding registry. They are what Mac and Siggy, a German professional couple, need to fulfill their dream of organic gardening. When Chernobyl blows up a few years later, they are scared enough to undertake fundamental changes in the lives of their young family to seek a simpler and healthier lifestyle in an unspoiled country.

They buy a farm in Tipperary, Ireland. They give up their jobs, friends and home to raise their children in an unpolluted environment. Although Siggy shares her husband’s environmental convictions, she would prefer a warmer climate, maybe an olive farm in Tuscany.

A period of intense learning and acquiring new skills follows: how to raise chickens, pluck geese, breed cattle and sheep, and how to grow all kinds of vegetables. Soon they find out that farming means a never ending workload. They almost kill themselves ─and each other─ to produce healthy food.

I Once Had a Farm in Ireland not only gives advice for budding organic gardeners but it is also the story of a woman who sacrifices her own ideals for the sake of her family until she discovers her own dreams.


Siggy(1200)About the author:

Website/Blog: www.NextTimeLucky.com;www.SiggyBuckley.blogspot.com
Email: Hernibs1@comcast.net (for contact purposes only)
Twitter: @Hernibs
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4496894.Siggy_Buckley

Educated in Germany with a Master’s Degree in English, Siggy Buckley lived in Ireland for over 15 years, first teaching at the University of Limerick as an adjunct professor, while building up an organic farm. She later ran her own businesses in Dublin before coming to the USA in 2003. In 2005, Siggy married an American and pursued her life-long dream of writing.

Publication History


Next Time Lucky: Lessons of a Matchmaker (self-published with Createspace 2011)

Next Time Lucky: How to Find your Mr. Right, 2nd extended edition (self-published with Lightning source/Ingram) 2014

I Once had a farm in Ireland: Living the Organic Lifestyle (self-published May/June 2015, Lightning Source) and all books are on Kindle too.

Short Stories

There is No Going Back (Selfpublished 2014) Kindle edition

Mother Knows Best (Selfpublished 2014) Kindle edition


Special K, published on Akashicbooks.com

In the media:

My interview with Sylvia Hoehns Wright on Blog Talk Radio

Book trailer on Next Time Lucky

Book Trailer for I Once had a Farm in Ireland

On YouTube Interview with IT Matters Radio

On TV on Dating advice; on Home Swapping

Spreecast blog talk radio: It Matters: on Home Swapping

Siggy Buckley appeared several times on localNPR with Melissa Ross’ First Coast Connect and On First Coast Living (Local TV ─ NBC) and had numerous interviews on blog talk radio. Her experience as a former Irish matchmaker makes her a welcome guest for local paper interviews. She also wrote articles for www.Opednews.com and www.Americanchronicles.com.




About jenniferloiske

Jennifer Loiske lives in Finland in Naantali, which is a small sunny town on the southwest coast. She is a pre-school teacher by profession but she stayed at home when her youngest daughter suffered brain fever, which developed severe epilepsy in 2004. She is a workaholic Teen/Young Adult author, who loves dark fantasy, teen movies, chips and candies and warm sunny days. She’s also very keen on charity work and a big part of her royalties goes to the charity; mainly to help families with epileptic children but also to the epilepsy units in the hospitals. As a huge fan of dark novels Jennifer's bookshelf is full of books from L.J. Smith, Alyson Noel, Stephanie Meyer, Chloe Neill, Michelle Rowen, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Amanda Hocking and Lauren Kate. She’s also a huge fan of music from Evanescence, Linkin Park, Within Temptation, OneRepublic and Disturbed. But her hunger for music is endless and depend on what mood she’s in or what kind of book she’s working on. She can be pretty much an omnivore when it comes to music.
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