Talking Carrots

6th Class, St Patrick’s National School, Castlebar, Co Mayo

Illustration: Joseph McCafferty

Illustration: Joseph McCafferty


One dark evening, Jimmy the Farmer was buying cattle food at the mart.

After buying the food, he walked to the grocery store to buy carrot seeds. Jimmy drove home in his tractor, Johnny the John Deere, and planted the seeds. The next sunny day, Jimmy checked on his carrot seeds and was amazed to see they had grown!

“Now we’re sucking diesel!” Jimmy roared.

“Aren’t we just,” replied one of the carrots.

“Holy carrots!” Jimmy screamed. “Did you just speak?”