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08-07-2019, 21:52   #31
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Pulling a sentimental curtain over the horsefly (cleg) bites that I know you get!

But there are few things as uplifting as hearing the lark's song in a lonely place.
A good shot of that Indian fly spray bottle the green one and they won’t be bothered with ya.
Indian jungle or something it’s called.
She’s good for the soul lads and lasses is the bog.
Recharges the batteries.
Fire the car up on the ditch and leave the phone in it.
Beautiful silence.only the sound of the turfs progress and nature to accompany you.
Ah yes.The bog is heaven.
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Whatever happened to The Backwards Man? He'd be all over this thread.

Where did he ever go??
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I went to the bog a few times as a kid to cut turf. Well, my father did the cutting.

There’s dam all cutting now.its mostly all machine.be it hopper or sausage.
Give her a turn then when she’s skinned foot it when fit and draw her home.not a bother
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Are they still using peat to generate electricity?? If so essentially we’re all using turf.
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Whatever happened to The Backwards Man? He'd be all over this thread.

Where did he ever go??

He fell into a boghole and never made it out.
Main thing is he went doing what made him happy.
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Thing that annoys me is lads banging on about the tradition of cutting turf that goes back to their grandfather and great grandfather.

Load of rubbish, in with a 20Ton tracked machine scooping onto sausage makers isn’t traditional, it’s devastation of a prime habitat on industrial scale and should be stopped.

We should allow anyone cut turf using same tools their great grandfathers had, spade and a barrow. Amazingly I recon lads would loose interest in the tradition then.
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Whatever happened to The Backwards Man? He'd be all over this thread.

Where did he ever go??
Word in the bog has it that he's chained himself to the gates of the Dept of Heritage and Bogs, in protest at the Habitats Directive.

Sympathetic locals are filling gallons of Harp to keep him hydrated.
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Thing that annoys me is lads banging on about the tradition of cutting turf that goes back to their grandfather and great grandfather.

Load of rubbish, in with a 20Ton tracked machine scooping onto sausage makers isn’t traditional, it’s devastation of a prime habitat on industrial scale and should be stopped.

We should allow anyone cut turf using same tools their great grandfathers had, spade and a barrow. Amazingly I recon lads would loose interest in the tradition then.


The old shlane lad.and take your time cleaning down the top bank.make sure the wheel is good on the barra or she’ll sink to the axles
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We should allow anyone cut turf using same tools their great grandfathers had, spade and a barrow. Amazingly I recon lads would loose interest in the tradition then.
*Hits Brian over the head with his sleaghan*
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Word in the bog has it that he's chained himself to the gates of the Dept of Heritage and Bogs, in protest at the Habitats Directive.

Sympathetic locals are filling gallons of Harp to keep him hydrated.


And they’re drawing ham sangwidges to him by the car trailer load.that and a barrel of digestive biscuits.
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Where is the backwards man? Known to be partial to a good turf fire. Matter of fact, last time I saw he had enough to last him a lifetime
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He fell into a boghole and never made it out.
Main thing is he went doing what made him happy.
Good lord no. Welll okay...
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Where is the backwards man? Known to be partial to a good turf fire. Matter of fact, last time I saw he had enough to last him a lifetime

There’s no such thing as having enough turf.
That’s a myth.
You build more sheds or you tip it out on the wife’s good lawn and cover it with a truck tarp.
Have a care would you ever say you have enough turf
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A good shot of that Indian fly spray bottle the green one and they won’t be bothered with ya.
Indian jungle or something it’s called.
She’s good for the soul lads and lasses is the bog.
Recharges the batteries.
Fire the car up on the ditch and leave the phone in it.
Beautiful silence.only the sound of the turfs progress and nature to accompany you.
Ah yes.The bog is heaven.
Jungle juice.

Some of the clegs around here seem addicted to it!
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Had to deal with it as a kid, dad down in a hole cutting and throwing them up to my uncle and myself to lay down. Wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. This dreary Summers where it would rain every day and you would be up to your knees in it. Hard men they were.

Now I have my district heating, stats inside and outside that automatically control the heating. Never have to touch a button all year round. Nothing like coming in on a cold winter day, taking off the shoes and feeling the warmth of the floor under the cold feet.
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