Originally Posted by Greyfox
Ive never held turf before and I've never sat beside a turf fire...feel like i'm really missing out
Kinda hard to explain how you stand beside a turf fire for 5 mins and everything you own smells of it for weeks after.
Only ever used it on holidays. The old man used tell stories about cutting it in the 50s and old stories about the teams out cutting it and hearing banshee on the bog. A bit like working at thrashing. End of an era definitely.
I will miss it, and coal. Nothing like an open fire. But both were back breaking work and filthy. I remember the smog back in the day. Like Victorian London some days.