Ron's description of the joys of planting and picking potatoes is an excellent 
record of the task and backache involved before mechanisation.  If only more 
people would record their memories like this. 
However most people in early 19th century Ireland were only growing smaller 
quantities for the use of their families, perhaps an acre or two at most, and 
not on a commercial basis.  With families to assist, it was not a particularly 
time consuming task, especially during the growing season in summer.

Lyn


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