The autumn finds its end in cold and damp
The Kerr’s Pink must be saved from winter’s frost.
Four cartloads are protected in each clamp
Swaddling straw ensures no heat is lost.
An outer skin of clay deflects the storm
Designed to shed the most persistent rain.
An equilateral prism is its form,
Hipped at each end, with packed earth overlain.
Potatoes must be free from bruise or cut
Kept warm and dry till February’s thaw.
Around the edge a shallow moat is put
To drain below the level of the straw.
Some will have to last till early June
When Arran Banners give their welcome boon.