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- Potatoes are grown on my farm. Over two acres of land are sown under potatoes each year. The amount often varies according to the season.
My father prepares the ground each year and makes drills by means of a plough. Where-ever the soil is poor it is manured before being ploughed.
Potatoes are sown in ridges and in drills.
The ridges and drills are made by means of a plough but not by a spade.
Years ago wooden ploughs were always used for ploughing but none of them are to be seen nowadays.
Spades are not made locally but purchased in shops.
The local people help one another in planting the potatoes and in placing the manure in the drills.(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.