CARNAUN NATIONAL SCHOOL
I live in the countryside.
My town land Cahertymore
is out the country. I am four miles from Athenry town and twelve miles
from Galway City. I live on a farm and we
have lots of animals.
We have a suckler herd of cows and their bull
and heifer calves and a big charolois bull called Charlie.
My favourite cow is a small limousine called Rosie.She
is easy to catch and her calves are real pets. Once the bull jumped out
onto the Turloughmore road and chased Auntie Bridie and John, my father.
It must have been a great sight to see them 'flying down the road'.
We also have six
horses one of them is my pony his name is Smokey
[but more about him later],
two dogs called Shep and Snowy,
four hens [you have heard about Ransom
the clocking hen] and a cock and a budgie called Bounty.
We have lots of wild
animals living around us also. We have many foxes, lots of rabbits and
hares, plenty of badgers, hedgehogs, squirrels, stoats and field mice.
My father shows me their tracks and pathways
and when we go for a morning's walk in the dewy grass we sometimes catch
a glimpse of some of them as they run through the furze and whitethorn
bushes or jump over the grey stone walls to hide in the ferns and the grass.
I like living on a farm.
ÁTHA 'N RÍ