Lazy beds, Lochboisdale.

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From the Robert Moyes Adam Scottish Landscape Photography Collection Collection Collection
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The caschrome, used when preparing the lazy beds [croft land, near Lochboisdale, South Uist].


Man wearing old waistcoat and soft felt hat using right angled spade to dig and turn turves; grass with outcrops beyond. Man smoking pipe, waistcoat with gapping seams. Marshy grass ditch behind man. Rows of seaweed lying on ground beyond the man. The caschrome [cas-chrom] is a foot spade of primitive pattern used by the islanders of South Uist when preparing the lazy beds.

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Image courtesy of University of St Andrews Library and D. C. Thomson.


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Image Courtesy of the University of St Andrews Library, ID RMA-F-154

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