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This file includes cattle, chickens, ducks, goats, mules and donkeys, pigs, and turkeys. Also see Farming, Horses and Country Life.


Page Toppers


To the Farm

Horses, donkeys, cows that moo,
Chickens, kittens, piglets too,

Fish that swim down in the pond,
Ducklings quacking all day long.

All these animals you can see
If you go to the farm with me.

The Giving Farm

(Vicki Witcher)

Hens give eggs.
Pigs give ham.
Cows give milk.
Strawberries give jam.
Bees give honey.
Goats give cheese.
Farms give food,
I'd like some, please.


All Around the Barnyard

All around the barnyard
The animals are fast asleep.
Sleeping cows and horses,
Sleeping pigs and sheep.

Here comes the cocky rooster
To sound his daily alarm.
"Cock-a-doodle-doo!
Wake up sleepy farm!"

The Farmer

Sun is coming up
Farmer's out the door,
He will go to milk the cows,
And start his daily chores.

Sun is going down
Horse is in the stable,
All the fields are planted now,
Supper's on the table.



goat Goats


We're Going to the Farm

(Hilary Martin)

We're going to the farm . . .

We'll see the chickens and the ducks;
We'll hear the 'quacks' and all the 'clucks'.

We'll ride a big tractor, and feed a tall horse,
But the best will be the goats, of course!


Songs about Goats



Mules and Donkeys mule


Quotes


Songs about Mules and Donkeys



pig Pigs


Page Toppers


Pig Quotes


Seven Piglets

(Jack Prelutsky)

Seven piglets, pink and gray,
who could not keep from squealing,
chased each other all the way
from Wichita to Wheeling.
Under fences, over rails,
they raced with one another,
then turned around and twitched their tails,
and hurried home to Mother.


Songs about Pigs



Cattle cow


Page Toppers


Quotes


The Cow

(Robert Louis Stevenson)

The friendly cow all red and white
I love with all my heart
She gives me cream with all her might
To eat with apple tart

She wanders lowing here and there,
And yet she cannot stray
All in her pleasant open air
The pleasant light of day

And blown by all the winds that pass
And wet with all the showers
She walks among the meadow grass
And eats the meadow flowers


Moo, Moo, Brown Cow

Moo, moo, brown cow have you milk for me?
Yes sir, yes sir, tasty as can be.
Churn it into butter or make it into cheese.
Freeze it into ice cream or drink it if you please.


The Purple Cow

(Gelett Burgess)

I never saw a purple cow,
I never hope to see one,
But I can tell you, anyhow,
I'd rather see than be one!


The New Cow

(August Derleth)

The new cow came though the gate,
and her calf came after, a little late.
No longer willing to be led,
the calf went on ahead,
while she stood to look around
over the hills and lower ground
stood shyly, defiantly there,
smelling flower-fragrant air,
and gazed toward the old cows
grouped on the way before.
Knowing not how she might stay
among them, stranger still,
she hesitated yet, now they had turned
at the foot of the hill
and seemed to wait for her at the gate,
to wait for her who was strange and thin,
till she came on,
and they opened their ranks
to take her in.


Songs about Cattle


Songs about Trails



sheepSheep


Page Toppers

(These work great with sheep stickers or die-cuts.)


Quotes


Little Bo Peep

Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep
And can't tell where to find them
Leave them alone,
And they'll come home
Wagging their tails behind them


Mary had a Little Lamb

(original version is in Poetry)

Mary had a little lamb,
Its fleece was white as snow.
And everywhere that Mary went
The lamb was sure to go.

It followed her to school one day,
Which was against the rule.
It made the children laugh and play
To see a lamb at school.


Baa, Baa, Black Sheep

Baa, baa, black sheep
Have you any wool?
Yes, sir, yes, sir,
Three bags full.
One for my master,
One for my dame.
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.

Alternate Version

Baa, baa, black sheep
have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
three bags full.
One for your sweater,
and one for your rug . . .
One for your blanket
that keeps you warm and snug.


The Happy Sheep

(Winfred Thorley)

All through the night the happy sheep
Lie in the meadow grass asleep.

Their wool keeps out the frost and rain
Until the sun comes round again.

They have no buttons to undo,
No hair to brush like me and you.

And with the light they lift their heads
To find their breakfast on their beds.

Or rise and walk about and eat
The carpet underneath their feet.

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Songs about Sheep



chicken Chickens


Page Toppers and Quotes


Quotes


Cluck, Cluck, Red Hen

Cluck, Cluck, red hen have you any eggs?
Yes sir, yes sir, as many as your legs.
One for your breakfast, and one for your lunch.
Come back tomorrow I'll have another bunch.


The Hen

(Lord Alfred Douglas)

The Hen is a ferocious fowl,
She pecks you till she makes you howl.

And all the time she flaps her wings,
And says the most insulting things.

And when you try to take her eggs,
She bites pieces from your legs.

The only safe way to get these,
Is to creep on your hands and knees.

In the meanwhile a friend must hide,
And jump out on the other side.

And then you snatch the eggs and run,
While she pursues the other one.

The difficulty is to find
A trusty friend who will not mind.


I Had a Little Chickie

(to the tune of Turkey in the Straw)

I had a little chickie
And she wouldn't lay an egg;
So I poured hot water
Up and down her leg,
Oh, that little chickie cried
And that little chickie begged;
Then that silly little chickie laid
A hard-boiled egg!

Baby Chick

(Aileen Fisher)

Peck Peck Peck
on the warm brown egg.
OUT comes a neck.
OUT comes a leg.
How does a chick
who's not been about,
discover the trick
of how to get out?


The Rooster

The farm is in a flurry.
The rooster caught the flu.
His cock-a-doodle-doo
Has changed to cock-a doodle-choo!


Songs about Chickens



Turkeys turkey


Gobble-Gobble

The turkey is a funny bird
Its head goes bobble-bobble;
And all he knows is just one word . . .
And that is
Gobble-Gobble!


Songs about Turkeys



Ducks duck


Page Toppers


Six Little Ducks

Six little ducks that I once knew
Tall ones, short ones, skinny ones, too.
But the one little duck with the feathers on his back
He ruled them all with his quack, quack, quack.
Down to the river they would go
Wibble, wobble, wibble, wobble to and fro,
But the one little duck with the feathers on his back
He ruled the others with his quack, quack quack.
Into the water he would dive
In and out of the other five
But the one little duck with the feathers on his back
He ruled them all with his quack quack, quack.


The Duck

Behold the duck.
It does not cluck.
A cluck it lacks.
It quacks.
It is especially fond.
Of a puddle or pond
When it dines or sups,
It bottoms up.

Lucky Duck

Oh wasn't it a bit of luck
That I was born a baby duck
With yellow socks and yellow shoes
And I may go wherever I choose?
Quack quack, quack quack
Quack quack, quack quack,
quack!


Quack Quack

We have two ducks. One blue. One black.
And when our blue duck goes "Quack-quack"
our black duck quickly quack-quacks back.
The quacks Blue quacks make her quite a quacker
but the Black duck is a quicker quacker-backer.

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Songs about Ducks


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