A little more about peat

peat139wContinuing my image gallery relating to the book Blackhouse by Peter May, I just want to show you how thick the layer of peat can be at places. This picture, however, is not from the Outer Hebrides, but from Shetland. It was taken close to Lunna, where so many Norwegian refugees landed during WW2. As the peat is very heavy you get an impression of the hard work it is to take it out before starting the process of drying it and bringing it to the house.

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4 Comments on “A little more about peat

  1. Raymond–do you have a photo of the peat chopping tool?

  2. What an incredible “clean” natural resource… It does look like hard work to get it out, but at least it’s not miles below the ground. Linda

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