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The use and preservation of home-grown pork and mutton; the...

Title - The use and preservation of home-grown pork and mutton; the...
Contributors - Mrs Parlour
Reporters - Alan J. Bruford

Summary - The use and preservation of home-grown pork and mutton; the oatmeal girnel.

One pig was kept and slaughtered at the end of the year. The meat was salted. Puddings were also made, and potted meat from the pig's head. This was eaten for every meal until it was done. There were no fridges, but some things, for instance eggs, could be preserved by burying them in the girnel [storage chest]. The girnel was divided in two, with one side for flour and the other for oatmeal. Three fat sheep were also salted in brine each year. Black puddings were made from the sheep and white puddings from the pig. The sheep's head was singed in the fire and broth made from it after it had been steeped.


Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:03:09
Date Recorded - 1972.06.03
Language - Scots
Genre - Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 59276
Original Tape ID - SA1972.117
Original Track ID - SA1972.117
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R



Item Location:
  County - Ayrshire
  Parish - Barr
  Village - Tunskeen

Item Notes -

Permanent Link - http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/fullrecord/59276/1




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