School: Drom Fada (roll number 16137)

Location:
Drumfad, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Bean Mhic Coluínn

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Churning

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1090, Page 292

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We have a churn at home. It is made of wood and is what is known as a splash churn. It is two feet two and a half inches high. Our church is wider at the top than at the bottom. The sides are not straight: they slope in from the bottom and then they widen out again at the top. It is about three years old.
As there is not much grass in Winter the cows can not give very much milk with the result that churning is usually done once a week whereas in summer churning is usually done three times a week.
The maid, my aunt and myself do the churning. It usually takes about three quarters of an

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Collector
Florence Mc Collum
Gender
female
Address
Carran Lower and Upper, Co. Donegal
Language
English