...Down on Jimmy's Farm...
A Barn full of Turf
For millenia, turf was the energy source for Irish society.
Cut from the once extensive peat bogs of Ireland, its distinctive aroma gladdened the heart of many a returned emigrant.
My wife Cepta recently inherited a farm holding that includes bogland. We are writing to the relevant state department to ascertain the possiblility of qualifying for a new government conservation programme. Under such a scheme, the state is endeavouring to purchase as much bog as possible in order to preserve these areas for natural habitat