Saving the turf involves turning each sod of turf to ensure the sun and wind helps the drying process. The turf is then placed upright or 'footed' for further drying. Footing the turf is a back-breaking job and involved placing five or six sods of turf upright and leaning against each other. Finally, the turf is brought home and stored in sheds or ricks for winter fuel.
Location: Emlagh Bog, Oristown, Kells, County Meath, Ireland