The Lads

Paddy

Paddy comes from many generations of farmers, and after raising his own family on the farm, Paddy hoped to pass on his farming passion to the next generation. His kids, on the other hand, love their Da very much but couldn’t wait to get away from his, ahem, meticulous farming practices! Enter: Fitzy, a family friend of Paddy and his wife Mary’s who the couple hired as a farmhand. Despite Fitzy’s (almost over) eagerness to learn, goofy jokes and lack of experience, aul Paddy has developed a soft spot for Fitzy, being the same age as his kids an’ all. On any given day, Paddy can be found guiding Fitzy through the importance of getting things right for the chickens—from the right feed to keep them sásta and healthy to the right temperature to keep them comfortable and warm—and everything in between. Of course, he likes things just right for Fitzy too, always making sure there’s an extra place set for Fitzy ‘round the dinner table after a productive day’s work.

Fitzy

Fitzy comes from a family of businesspeople who were always a bit baffled by his mysterious love for farming, chicken socks an’ all! Sure Fitzy’s been obsessed with all things chicken ever since he went on a school trip to a farm as a child. From that day on, he knew he was meant to become a chicken farmer, so Fitzy was happy out when Paddy offered him a job on the farm. With his non-farming background, Fitzy has the perfect mind for Paddy to mould, and he thinks the world of Paddy, looking to him for guidance and advice. It’s very much a Mr. Miyagi-Karate Kid kind of relationship with these lads. Minus the karate. Fitzy fancies himself a comedian, and even though Paddy tries his hardest not to crack a smile, Fitzy knows his jokes are quite gas, thank you very much. But there’s no jokin’ when it comes to Fitzy’s career. Fitzy approaches everything he does on the farm with as much enthusiasm as a Cavan GAA fan; you’d be hard-pressed to find someone more eager to learn and lend a helping hand around the farm.

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