Care of Farm Animals

Derryoober West, Co. Galway

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The most useful farm animals are the cow, horse, pig, sheep and goat. Cows are always cared for very well because it’s from them we get the milk. There are a couple of ways of tying cows at night. Some people tie them with a chain around the neck and other with bails. After the person is finished milking they put a sign of the cross on the side of the cow with the milk froth for luck.

Collector: Unknown

Informant: Tom Donnelly, Dooras, Co. Galway

Place: Derryoober West, Co. Galway

Tags: Animals, milking

Footnote: Duchas, http://www.duchas.ie

This page was added on 13/05/2017.

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