Cecil Jacobs

Reprinted from Decks Awash, Volume 15, Number 6
November – December 1986
Photographs from MUN Digital Archives

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Cecil Jacobs of Little Hearts Ease is sitting on top of a root cellar he has just constructed. Measuring 6 by 6 ft. and 5 ft. high, the cellar will hold 50-60 sacks of potatoes. On the outside it is covered by alternate layers of sods and clay to keep the wind out. “If you put potatoes in the basement its only a little while and they get soft. You don’t see many new root cellars, only old ones. But the potatoes you grow yourself taste better. I suppose you’re not putting as much chemicals or fertilizer on them as store bought ones.”

 

 

 

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Transcribed by Wanda Garrett, June 2019

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