The farm animals kept on my fathers farm are cows, horses, sheep, pigs, goats and ponies.
The domestic animals include hens, ducks, geese and turkies.
The cows have names so that one may be distinguished from the other. The names of our cows are Polley, White-Head, Long-Tail and Crooked-Horn.
When driving the cows we say How! How Up! Meaning hurry, hurry. The cowhouse is usually a one stoned house covered with galvanized roofing. It is also called a byre.
Cows are tied around the neck with an iron chain fastened to bales. Some cows are tied with ropes. In the cowhouse there is a horse-shoe hung over the cows' heads to bring luck.
When milking the cows the
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- Mary Kennedy
- Gloves Middle, Co. Galway