Peat Stooks 



Peat dug from our moorland was left to dry beside the pit, before being used for the fire in our house.  If not thoroughly dry it smouldered for hours without giving any heat, so wood was used as a main fuel with peat keeping the fire in overnight. The smell lingered in the house, so eventually my mother banned its use! The forms of these stooks on the Isle of Skye fascinate me.