By Denys McCracken
I next got a job as a hill shepherd on a farm near Kelso on the owld enemy's side of the Border, where I moved in with Geordie the hind and his family.
Geordie had a pretty good vegetable garden and one day when some Americans were passing, the lady admired it and said "How wonderful to grow your own vegetables - how do you sterilize them"?
Geordie was at bit of a loss for a moment and then said "I tell you waat, Aall let ye intiv a bit secret. Aa sterilize the soil before Aa plant them."
The lady was thrilled saying "Gee Dad, we'll do our whole garden when we get back to the US."