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Posted By: ard mhacha
03-Sep-01 - 04:34 PM
Thread Name: For all the Ancients
Subject: RE: For all the Ancients
I harvested potatoes, [we called it Tattie hoking in the north of Ireland] fifty two years ago and it was my first and last, with an old horse employed in digging out the spuds. This was tolerable work, but, the following year the Farmer had a Tractor and how we longed for that old horse, the spuds fairly flew out of the ground. We were too young to realise that we had passed from the age of rural tranquilty to the early stages of industrail farming. Slan Ard Mhacha.