School: Cor Bealaigh

Corbally, Co. Sligo
Pádhraic Ó Marcacháin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0163, Page 120

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  1. Farmer's Work
    In January, he draws home the potatoes in the cart from the pit in the field and puts them in a pit near the house.
    In February, he ploughs and harrow the land for Winter wheat. He also sets the Winter wheat. In this month the cattle are in, and therefore the cleaning of the stables causes a lot of work.
    In March, he prepares the land for the crops, oat, rye, Spring wheat and potatoes. When these crops are sown, he sets vegetables, namely, cabbage, onions, carrots, parsnips and lettuces which are the commonest set in the district.
    In April, he manures the potatoes. He also weeds the vegetables and gets the turf-spade, shovel, common-spade and the wheel-barrow or hand-barrow ready for the cutting of the turf.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. economic activities
        1. agriculture (~2,659)