Spotlight on Bernard (Donegal Cub) Foy

Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:50 pm

Name? Bernard
Age? 65
State/Province of residence? Donegal Ireland
Marital Status?
-- How many years (if married)? A long time
-- Wife's name (if married)? Bridget
Children? 3 sons
-- Boys/Girls?
-- Ages? Old men
Grand Children? 7
-- Boys/Girls? Mixture of both
-- Ages?
Great Grand Children?
-- Boys/Girls?
-- Ages?
Do you have any pets? A farmall cub
-- Names, breeds, etc.
Line of work? retired
Retired or working?
Degree's/Licenses/Certificates?

TRACTOR RELATED QUESTIONS
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Tractors and models owned? Farmall Cub 1948 and a diesel Ferguson 1954
-- Any other type of farm equipment?
-- Combines?
-- Trailers?
-- Hay balers?
-- etc...
Are your tractors used for show or working? showing
How much Land do you work (Acres)?
What was your first tractor experience (does not have to be a Farmall or Cub)?
What is your Cub's primary work?
What is the favorite Cub of all which you have owned and why?
What first sparked your interest in owning a Cub?
What task/use of your Cub provides the most enjoyable seat time?
Favorite thing you like about Cub's and Cadets? They are small easy transported behind the car on my trailer and they look good
Describe your most satisfying or frustrating experience working on your own or someone else's Cub?
Do you host or participate in CubFests, Cubarama, Mini-CubFests? How so?

OTHER ENJOYABLE ACTIVITIES
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What other hobbies do you enjoy?
Do you hunt or fish?
-- What is your favorite game? Soccer Football
What is your favorite Sport?
-- Do you have a favorite Sports team? Finn Harps & Man Utd
Favorite Book? Grapes of wrath
Favorite Movie? The Green Mile
Favorite Actor/Actress? Spencer Tracy Gregory Peck Tom Hanks Sissy Spacek
Magazine(s) you subscribe to? Tractor & Machinery
Favorite outdoor activity?
Do you maintain a garden?
-- How large?
-- What vegetables to you grow?
Do you maintain a personal orchard?
-- Type of fruit grown?
What is your favorite Quote or saying? No point in crying over spilt milk
Do you have any immediate goals in your life? To live another day

Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Spotlight on Bernard (Donegal Cub) Foy

Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:56 pm

Bernard:


Thanks for the insight and the interesting read and the chuckle. Remember Image

Re: Spotlight on Bernard (Donegal Cub) Foy

Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:29 pm

Thanks for the bio. Ed

Re: Spotlight on Bernard (Donegal Cub) Foy

Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:52 pm

Well that answer that...you are from Donegal! I had been wondering. This calls for a Cubfest!

Re: Spotlight on Bernard (Donegal Cub) Foy

Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:57 pm

What's a cubfest? Is it like what we in Ireland call a vintage show of tractors. There are lots of terms on the Cub forum that I'm only guessing at the meaning of. Fantastic forum great guys with a great sense of humour!!! I am reading the posts every day and I learn a lot about the cub (pet) that I have. Did not think that many people would know where Donegal is.
Bernard
Donegal Cub.

Re: Spotlight on Bernard (Donegal Cub) Foy

Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:02 pm

Bernard, There is a distinct difference between a tractor show and a Cubfest. At a Cubfest someone can bring a tractor that they need help with repairing, don't know what is wrong, or don't know how to do it. Several other attendees will jump in and help them fix the tractor. I've have seen virtually everything except a complete engine rebuild done. If there are 20, 30, 40, or more participants; a LOT of work gets done. There can also be parts for sale, plowing, discing, etc., as the host's property allows. There are a fun and fantastic show of friendship and helpfulness.

Bob

Re: Spotlight on Bernard (Donegal Cub) Foy

Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:00 pm

Hi Bob,
Many thanks for your info. So if someone wants a job done on his tractor that he cannot do himself, he invites a few of his tractor enthusiasts friends round to his place and puts on a barbie keeps them fed and watered and gets the job done on his tractor all at the same time. What a brilliant idea!! We don't have them here in Ireland at all. It seems to me like a great way of having a good time and making good friends, and learning how to repair things on your tractor. We have our vintage machinery shows during the summer months, (note) our last 3 summers have been a washout. Thanks again for the info,
Bernard
Donegal Cub.

Re: Spotlight on Bernard (Donegal Cub) Foy

Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:29 pm

So, Bernard:

When can we expect the first CubFest across the pond to happen on the Emerald Isle :?: :wink: :D

Re: Spotlight on Bernard (Donegal Cub) Foy

Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:12 pm

Bernard, you should just take the wife for a vacation to Florida next month and stop by and see what it is we will be doing!
Its a win-win scenario for both of you!! :{_}:

Re: Spotlight on Bernard (Donegal Cub) Foy

Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:20 pm

Bernard...I dated an Irish girl who talked about Donegal often...her name was Maureen Connolly..She passed away 4 years ago from a terminal illness at 37. She wanted to bring back to her family's town ConnolMare or something like that. Hope you can visit stateside for a Cubfest sometime.

Chris Wallace

Re: Spotlight on Bernard (Donegal Cub) Foy

Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:29 pm

Bernard, thanks for sharing your bio with us. It is always interesting to learn more about the great folks you share this forum with.

A little clarification on CubFests. Usually the host invites other members over to work on the other members Cubs, not specifically the host's Cub. Let's say Raymond needs to put a clutch in his Cub and needs some first hand knowledge. He may load it up and bring it to the next CubFest that may be near him. There may be 7, 8 or even a dozen if not more Cubs brought from all over. As Bob said, others will jump in and help get the job done. Others may not bring a Cub but maybe a carb or mag that needs work. Some bring nothing, but come to learn. That is the thing with CubFests, you may teach, or you may learn, sometimes both, but regardless of which it is, a lot of knowledge is shared.

It is not uncommon for many members to travel 8 to 12 hours or more one way to get to a CubFest. They then get a room for a night or two at a motel so they can take in all they can. The fun they will have is always worth it.

For a look at what goes on a CubFest check out these sites:
http://www.dscubfest.com/
http://users.wbnorriselectric.com/videodoc/
http://www.barnyardbash.com/

These are just a few. There are many more CubFests scattered around the country.

Re: Spotlight on Bernard (Donegal Cub) Foy

Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:15 pm

Barnyard wrote:.... Let's say Raymond needs to put a clutch in his Cub and needs some first hand knowledge. ....

I need all the knowledge I can get!! That's why I hang out with Roy and BillyRay!! :P

Re: Spotlight on Bernard (Donegal Cub) Foy

Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:38 pm

RaymondDurban wrote:Bernard, you should just take the wife for a vacation to Florida next month and stop by and see what it is we will be doing!
Its a win-win scenario for both of you!! :{_}:


Bernard,
We would surely enjoy having you at Deep South CubFest next month.

As Barnyard stated, we shy away from working on the cubs belonging to the host. We prefer to work on tractors belonging to the guests that need the assistance.



(Besides, I have Raymond and Billy Ray just begging to work on mine at other times of the year) :lol: :lol:

Re: Spotlight on Bernard (Donegal Cub) Foy

Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:53 pm

Bernard, enjoyed the bio. If you are not looking at any of the sub forums, click on "BOARD INDEX", then "view new post" to get a good overview of what's going on. Also there are pictures and videos on the photohost at the top of the page.

Re: Spotlight on Bernard (Donegal Cub) Foy

Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:33 pm

Hi All,
Enjoyed reading your info and comments re cub-fests. No Chance of me visiting the USA until 2015. I am heavily involved in soccer refereeing, having been elected President of Irish Soccer Referees Society for a second term which expires in September 2014, although September in most parts of the USA seems a wonderful time to go there. So maybe then I will go in 2014. I am also involved in the governing body of soccer in Ireland ie FAI (Football Association of Ireland). I have like a lot of distant Irish relations in USA, I have 1st Cousins in Lumberton NC. It has always been an ambition to visit since my grand uncle Bernard Molloy (a police Captain) invited me over in 1962. I was only 15 at that time and would not leave home!!! . Rudi there are a lot of Ferguson owners around here so maybe a FERGIE-FEST might be on the agenda. All derivatives of the wee grey Ferguson (I also have one) were very popular in Ireland as well the Fordsons. Henry Ford set up his factory in Cork to make tractors, but after a few years moved to Dagenham in England. Must stop rambling on, thanks again for all the info. Chris can't think of a town in Donegal with a name that sounds like that. There is an area in West Galway called Connemara, but that is 150 - 200 miles south of Donegal. I remember a fantastic world class tennis player from USA called Maureen Connolly. There I go rambling again,
Bernard,
Donegal Cub.