John Joe Hussey sowing parsnips in Garrywilliam, Maharees, Co Kerry, with Brandon Bay and Brandon head in the background during the recent fine spell. \ John Hussey

Warren Allen's granddaughter Isabelle, aged three, and her best friend Pippy having a tea break after helping him plant a new hedge in Abbeyleix, Co Laois.

Ellie May, Anna, Muireann and Grace Dorgan helping her dad picking stones in Killavullen, Co Cork.

Conor, Lauren and Nathan Loughnane, with their Charolais bull calf basking in the evening sun in Loughrea, Rafarn, Newtowndaly, Co Leitrim. \ Peter Loughnane

PJ Mulcahy feeding the calves with his daddy Pat in Burncourt, Co Tipperary.

Four-year-old John O'Connell from Caraun, Claregalway, Co Galway, making sure his best friend is happy out after her feed. John and his five-year-old brother Patrick are avid readers every week. \ Lesley O'Connell

Matthew, aged 11, and Elizabeth Moffett, aged 10, from Corlea, Ballybay, Co Monaghan just love the new sheep and lambs bought with their pocket money.

Kayla Ryan from Co Mayo tagging some of her calves, before they are let out to the fields. \ Derek Ryan