"I want to see the cattle shed and the slurry pits before I believe it’s a working farm".
Amidst the Mastodon panic and blue tick drama on Twitter this week, you may have seen these viral images of a supposed Irish farmhouse shared by architectural page Art of Architecture.
a farmhouse. Ireland pic.twitter.com/KdMNyuu0uO
— Art of Architecture (@artofarchitect) November 8, 2022
If you'd never been to rural Ireland (like most people in the comments, by the looks of things), it'd be understandable if you were beginning the process of quitting your job, selling your belongings and booking flights to relocate to a place just like this.
If you're an actual Irish farmer or have spent even five minutes in an ✨Irish farmhouse✨, you probably have some questions. For starters, who fenced those heifers in?
The house is what I'd imagine Phoebe Bridgers and Paul Mescals gaff in Schull to look like, just with less skeletons on the walls for decoration. Where are the wellies? The stacked up copies of the Farmers Journal? The abandoned cups of tea, and the yellowing Sacred Heart of Jesus print above the door?
One Twitter user retweeted the images with the caption "Irish people, pls reply to this with picture of actual Irish farmhouses" while another said "a what house. a farm what".
Irish people, pls reply to this with picture of actual Irish farmhouses https://t.co/jfNOsGdWuM
— Scare Cullen / Clisare 🎃👻 (@Clisare) November 8, 2022
a what house. a farm what https://t.co/Y3TAi5tj8d
— Púca (@pucamusic) November 8, 2022
If you're an Irish farmer who lives like this please, make yourself known to us.
Header image via Twitter/artofarchitect