until they reach the top. When they are putting on the last layer they cover it with mud, so that all the lime will be thoroughly burnt.
Then they light the fire in the bottom close it up, and keep it burning for two days. When it is burnt it is left there for a day or two until it cools. Then they take it out and put it in a house.
Lime is very useful. It is used by farmers for building walls and houses and is a good disinfectant.
St Anne's NS
- Alexander Morrison