HY3705 : Drying Peat on Ve Ness

near to Hobbister, Orkney Islands, Great Britain

Drying Peat on Ve Ness
Drying Peat on Ve Ness
An unorthodox drying method. These slabs are cut with a spade and immediately 'edged' to dry in the wind and sun.
The drying process takes a few weeks but they become rain resistant in about two weeks.
Very dark peats like these, dry almost as dense as coal - this is Tusker peat, the best quality. They shrink-dry to nearly half their original size.
The Roman numerals indicate the date they were cut - 13th (of May)
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2005
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Saturday, 30 April, 2005   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 9 March, 2011
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Farming > Peat stacks   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! HY 377 055 [100m precision]
WGS84: 58:55.9324N 3:5.0180W
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OSGB36: geotagged! HY 377 055
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