On one side of the cowhouse are stakes to which the cows are tied. The cows are tied to these stakes by means of chains which are fastened round their necks.
We have special houses for hens, chickens and turkeys. In the hen-house there are small boxes in which the hens lay.
Composed and written by:- Michael Mc Gowan, Streeda, Grange, Co. Sligo. (Pupil in Grange N.S.)
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My aunt in Dernish Island churns all the milk which her cattle give. She never sends it to the local creamery as we do. She sells the butter and she feeds the young calves with the buttermilk.
The churn is a tall round wooden vessel, shaped like a barrel, and the milk is churned with a dash which is moved upwards and downwards. This movement churns the milk. She