JOEY WALLACE – FARMING ADVENTURES

FARMING ADVENTURES

BY JOEY WALLACE

INTRODUCTION

My name is Joey Wallace.  I am the biggest cattle farmer in the West of Ireland.  My farm is in Newbridge and I have 500 acres.  I live with my wife called Lazy Lucy and my two boys called Tim and Tom.  Farming is my life.

CHAPTER 1

One day last spring I was feeding my cattle and then I went bailing.  After that I went muck spreading.  When I was on the last line I fell into the ditch.  I had to get the JCB to pull me out but the JCB crashed.  So I rang Damien Traynor, Ballygar to pull me out.  On the way to the field he got a phone call.  He had to go to a car crash.  I had to do it myself.  I tied a rope around the hitch and pulled it out with my big muscles.  After my hard day at work I sat down and watched TV.

CHAPTER 2

One day last summer I was feeding my cattle when I noticed my bull was missing.  I was really worried because Roger was a very fierce wild bull.  Tim and Tom helped me look in my fields.  Lazy Lucy was watching Judge Judy and eating onion rings!

Later I was passing the mart trailer when I heard a funny noise.  So I opened the mart trailer and I saw Roger eating the hay.  I had forgotten I put him in the trailer earlier that morning.  I was so happy that he was not on the road.

CHAPTER 3

One day last winter I was loading the cattle into the mart trailer getting ready to head off to the mart with my sons.  Lazy Lucy was asleep in front of the fire.  When we arrived at the mart there were hundreds of farmers there.

At the bull ring I sold Roger for €4000 and was happy out.  When I looked around to see who bought Roger I was shocked to see Tom smiling up at me holding Roger.  It seemed he was coming back home with us.  There are no ordinary days on my farm.  Every day is special.

QUIZ – TRUE OR FALSE?

My wife’s name is Lazy Lisa?
I am the smallest cattle farmer in the West?
I love farming?

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JOEY WALLACE
SECOND CLASS
ST. PATRICKS NATIONAL SCHOOL
BALLAGHLEA, BALLINASLOE, CO. GALWAY

9 responses to “JOEY WALLACE – FARMING ADVENTURES”

  1. Coliosa says :

    Joey. Really enjoyed reading your funny farm stories. Keep up the good work. From all at Hardiman & Co., Athlone.

  2. Anne Marie Kelly says :

    Joey

    I really enjoyed reading your book.

    James loves farming and he will be delighted to read your story.

    Well done and congratulation on the publication.

  3. Moira says :

    I love the story! it is very funny & I especially love Lazy Lucy!

  4. Olga Corrigan says :

    Great story Joey really enjoyed it

  5. noreen says :

    Well done Joey, love the story!

  6. Lorraine Rafferty & Darren Kelly says :

    Joey ……. what a story! Loved it! Still unsure who was your inspiration for Lazy Lucy!! 😉 Keep it up and who knows you could be a bestselling author in a few years!!

  7. Lorraine says :

    Lovely story Joey. Well done. Lazy Lucy watching telly eating onion rings! So funny

  8. Paul Wallace says :

    Great story Joey. You sound like a really strong farmer, pity about Lazy Luzy, she sounds just like someone I know!!

  9. Martha Murphy says :

    Well done Joey, I see booker prizes ahead, brilliant writing fab story, keep it up, and ask your mam or dad to bring you guys over to your country cousins in Offaly and you will have lots of material for the sequel….

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