School: Scrabagh (roll number 11202)

Scrabbagh, Co. Roscommon
Mrs Rose Ffrench

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The Care of the Farm Animals

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0254, Page 052

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The Care of the Farm Animals
We have a fair sized farm and these are the domestic animals that are on it, the cow, the horse, the ass, the sheep, the pig, and the goat. The cows have got no names except when you are calling them you say "prug, prug, prug", and when you are calling the calves you say "suck, suck, suck".
The cows are tied to stakes and they are usually tied by the neck. The tying is a chain and it is not homemade. There is no branch or emblem hung in the cow house at any time, but sometimes there is a horse shoe put over the door to

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