14 July, 2022

bog land

this is where some people cut and stack their peat so it dries.


42 comments:

  1. Interesting. Never seen that here. Though we have a "Torfhaus" some 60 km from here (if it still exists).

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  2. I hope that peat extraction is no longer praticed.

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  3. It is interesting, all the green looks pretty. Take care, have a great day!

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  4. Lovely shot! Very interesting to know, too!

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  5. Something that just doesn't happen on this side of the Atlantic.

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  6. Muito interessante. Gostei.
    É a primeira vez que venho, Bill. Abraço

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  7. Beautiful 😍 I love it
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  8. Dear Bill,
    this reminds me of our first holiday in Ireland in 1995. We did a bog tour with a small bog train. Unfortunately, cutting out peat soil is not good for nature - valuable habitat disappears and CO2 is released. But I think if a hard winter comes with lack of gas, bog will be one of the tools for the people of Ireland...
    All the best from Austria, Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2022/07/mallorca-reisebericht-teil-2-tag-4-bis.html

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  9. Uma bela paisagem, mas é algo que não sabia!

    Amigo Bill
    Um abraço

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  10. I thought the use of peat was being discouraged.

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  11. Neat, I've never seen anyone do that with peat before.

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  12. Wee visited a peat farm when we were in Ireland.

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  13. A fine photo, Bill.
    And here a few lines from the wonderful Seamus Heaney:

    My grandfather could cut more turf in a day
    Than any other man on Toner's bog.
    Once I carried him milk in a bottle
    Corked sloppily with paper.
    He straightened up
    To drink it, then fell to right away
    Nicking and slicing neatly, heaving sods
    Over his shoulder, digging down and down
    For the good turf. Digging.
    The cold smell of potato mold, the squelch and slap
    Of soggy neat the curt cuts of an edge
    Through living roots awaken in my head.
    But I've no spade to follow men like them*.
    Between my finger and my thumb
    The squat pen rests.
    I am digging.

    *His father and grandfather.

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  14. A nice and different capture ...

    All the best Jan

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  15. Interesting I've never seen anything like it.

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  16. Only in Ireland did I ever smell burning peat, a fuel of ages past.

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  17. Hi Bill.

    Very old technique of drying and cutting peat.

    Greetings from Patricia.

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  18. An interesting process.
    I love all this green landscape.

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  19. That's really cool Bill! ☺

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  20. oK...Are you alright?? Why is Victor worried??
    And a cool shot...I've of course read about this but never seen an actual photo of it...hughugs Donna

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  21. Happy weekend wishes.

    All the best Jan
    https://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.com/

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  22. For a minute, I thought these were the result of collapse of a mine shaft. It is a specialty of cultural practice I guess.

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  23. This has always fascinated me. Great pic.

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  24. Gostei de ver! Este ano, há que saber ultrapassar o Inverno com as melhores soluções energéticas... e que sejam o menos danosas possível para o ambiente, já que muitas centrais a carvão serão reativadas, na Europa, segundo me parece...
    Um grande abraço!
    Ana

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  25. It can be dangerous at night..

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