as the year turns full circle the peat stacks diminish with constant use. This metal ‘chib’ is used to break up the peat slabs to fit into modern fireplaces.
Kenny building one of his three peat stacks, Lionel, Lewis
Today has been a wonderful day: I received a bottle of peaty whisky from my brother-in-law and the first proof of my book.
Evening sun on John Angus’s peat stack under construction, Lionel, Lewis # SummerSolstice.
peat stack at Fivepenny Ness, Lewis ‘fivepenny’ being a Viking measurement of land
On the right the peat stacks before Donald John’s green island of a home, Adabroc, Lewis. We talked of Daniel Defoe and Robinson Crusoe.
the peat stacks of John who, when he found out I lived near Auchtermuchty, told me of his love for the squeezebox music of Jimmy Shand.
the peat stack of the crofter who offered me a bag of peat. I had to refuse, I was taking the plane home, Eoropie, Lewis (also the most northerly and westernmost peat stack in the Hebrides).
Peat stack of the widow now in the care home, Ness, Lewis.
peat stacks of the woman in the headscarf who didn’t want to be photographed, Eoropie, Lewis.