Two young Co Tyrone farmers have been taking social media by storm with their lockdown antics after videos posted on Instagram by their mum attracted 1.5 million views.
The O'Neill brothers, Pearse (5) and Darragh (4), were filmed at home and in and around their grandfather's Clonoe farm talking candidly and hilariously about the difference between a bull and a cow, how to properly mow a field, and the advantages of taking Hob Nobs on a tractor.
The boy's mum, social media consultant and businesswoman Caroline O'Neill (37), who lives in Clonoe with husband Gerard (40), the boys and seven-month-old baby daughter Tess, says she could not believe the reaction to the videos posted on her Instagram page @diggmama.
In one video Darragh is seen telling his father from his toy tractor with a buckrake attached: "Da, I'm away to mow this wee meadow here."
And: "Farmers work every day, even a Sunday."
In another post the young brothers tell their mother that they had to "shift a cow" when it threatened to eat one of their plants, and argued hilariously over the biological distinctions between a cow and a bull.
"I filmed the boys just talking about the farm and the animals on it and going on their little tractors and they just went viral," she said.
"There are over 1.5 million views on the videos.
"People have been contacting me to say that they are brilliant, so funny and cute, asking if they can send them clothes and presents.
"The response has been absolutely crazy.
"I guess during lockdown we have all had more time to spend with our kids and see what they actually like to do out and about. My boys have been out on their grandad's farm and I just captured them when they weren't looking."
She added: "If I stopped them and asked them what they thought about farming, it wouldn't come out right, so I just filmed them chatting innocently and candidly and it was hilarious.
"They are such funny little boys and they have captured the hearts of people from as far away as America and Australia.
"I just wanted to show how the kids have been entertaining themselves during these times out on the farm and put a bit of a positive spin on lockdown."
But it wasn't all fun and games. The brothers had a serious message for young people who live on farms.
"The boys also did a farming safety video to teach kids how to be safe around the farm," she explained.
"It might not be as funny as the other ones, but it had a very important message about not going near farming machinery if your mum and dad are not there. Kids need to learn about farming as well.
"But an adult telling that kind of information wouldn't have the same impact as when a child does it.
"After we posted that a lot of mums were messaging me to tell me that their little ones loved it and they were saying: 'Pearse says don't go near the tractor when it's moving'. It was a good tool to teach kids."
Since the videos have gone viral the two boys are becoming quite the little celebrities.
"Everywhere we go now people are asking them: 'Are you the two little farmers from the video?," she said.
"Darragh told me that the other day when they were out with their daddy a man stopped and told them that they were famous and he said: 'Aye, I know!'
"Brands and businesses have reached out, wanting to send them gear like boilersuits and John Deare tractors to promote their businesses.
"I think it shows how social media can be used in a positive way.
"It can have a lot of negativity, but it can be so positive too.
"I just wanted to show how much fun social media can be and how rural country life can be combined with the modern times.
"People are saying to me that I need to get them their own channel, but I don't want that as I want to protect them.
"I want them to be innocent, and not have that kind of control yet.
"It's all a bit of fun for the two of them. They are a bit oblivious to it.
"They are innocent and hilarious and I think that's why it has captivated so many people."
You can check out Pearse and Darragh's videos on their mum's Instagram page @Diggmama