My granny Nell Folan, would cycle to the shop and buy the bacon. Then she would go down to the back of the house and pick the cabbage and potatoes out of a ridge in the garden. She washed them and gave them to her mother to cook. In her day, they were delicious and very tasty.
Then she and her family would enjoy a lovely dinner.
Nell’s mother had 17 children. But then her husband had to go and work in England. so she had 17 kids to mind along with running the farm. When it came to the cows, everyone had a job to help on the farm. When they went to the shop, they had to buy loads of food, but they had grown a lot of food too.
When Nell was little, her father was a fisherman and they lived on fish. She would sometimes go out fishing with him.