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.
Informant: Tom Donnelly, Dooras, Co. Galway
Place: Derryoober West, Co. Galway
Tags: Animals, milking
Footnote: Duchas, http://www.duchas.ie