Mothers of invention at the Folly Pumpkin Patch
The Nolan family in Kilkenny have a willingness to invest in new ventures, while making use of the skillsets of all family members to make it work. Amii McKeever writes

Always looking at new ways to add value to the family farm forms part of the genesis of The Folly Pumpkin Patch. This is the third year that the Nolan family have welcomed the public onto their farm, on the outskirts of Kilkenny city, for some Halloween fun. The Nolan parents Tom and Mary draft in the help of not only their own children – Carmel, Sheila, Ann Marie and Paddy – but also the extended family of husbands, partners and grandchildren including little Laoise to make the pumpkin patch a real family effort.

But this year it almost didn’t happen.