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11 things you’ll only understand if you know the importance of silage season

Now it begins.

1. There’s a real air of silage-based excitement around Ireland this week, as silage season gets into full flow

2. This is the point in the year that some dads go missing in the name of silage

“I may be some time.”

3. And dinners are delayed until all hours

4. The fresh cut silage is the quintessential smell of summer

5. And the silage starts taking over your mam and dad’s life

6. Disrupting plans all over the place

7. You need a strong relationship to survive silage season

8. Covering the silage pit with tyres is the bane of your life – and anyone in the vicinity will be drafted in to do it

9. The strange, fabled “silage men” are always in the house for dinner or a drop of tea

10. Silage season > everything else

11. Because no matter what age you are, silage season is for you

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