School: Carrowreagh (roll number 16884)

Carrowreagh, Co. Donegal
Annie Davidson
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1109, Page 31

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  1. When the farmer is going to plant potatoes he must put them in a field that there was corn in the year before.
    First of all he has to plough it, them he harrows it with a three horse cultivator and then he harrows it again with a chain harrow that is a wee light harrow like chains.
    After that he drills it with a drill plough. Then he puts manure in the drills and also artificial manure. When the potatoes are in he covers them with the drill plough again.
    He can't cover them with an ordinary plough that he ploughs the other fields with for it isn't deep enough.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. economic activities
        1. agriculture (~2,659)
          1. potatoes (~2,701)
      2. social activities (~7)
        1. entertainments and recreational activities (~5,933)
    Joan Peoples
    Carrowreagh, Co. Donegal