Flaughter Spade

Glencoe Folk Museum

This flaughter spade was similar to the English breast plough. They were pushed against the belly or thigh to peel back turf from the surface of the land.  

Turf was useful for making a natural fertiliser – particularly helpful for poor-quality crofting land. The turf was stacked and dried. Only then could it be burnt as a fuel before the ashes were scattered on the land. 

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Date: 1870s
Materials : Wood, Metal
Size : 49cm x 24cm


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