Monday, 24 October 2016
Saturday, 22 October 2016
I'm joining Eileen for Saturday's Critters with some pics of the poultry we saw at the Folk Park. The hen above, was dressed in her seasonal best - almost camouflaged!
These girls were too busy to pay us much mind.
See more critters at Viewing Nature with Eileen HERE
Friday, 21 October 2016
|The Log Cabin|
|Mirror to the Past Life of a Post Office|
|Reflections of a Colonial Past|
|Reflecting on today's Prescription|
and James for hosting Weekend Reflections HERE
Hope you enjoy your weekend!
Thursday, 20 October 2016
So this is as close as I can come to New England in the Fall. In the Ulster American Folk Park, the idea is that you experience the journey many made from Ireland in the 1800's when they emigrated to the New World and settled in America. You 'arrive' in the New World via a replica dry docked boat and then the museum has recreated typical housing and buildings from Pennsylvania and West Virginia and the newest home is the Tennessee Rogan Plantation house.
The fencing has even been recreated. Below is the original stone house built in Lancaster county PA by Samuel Fulton who emigrated from Donegal in 1724.
The day was perfect to enjoy the fall leaves.
A special piece of America in Northern Ireland!
Linking with Tex' Good Fences where you can see fences from around the globe.
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Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Lets head along the laneways of County Tyrone among the whitewashed cottages and here is the Mass House - I loved the shadows on the wall above.
Simple thatched cottage with its own charm
The one room school house - smoke rising from the peat burning in the fireplace
Lessons are in full swing and these youngsters seem to be soaking it up!
Linking with Tom's Tuesday's Treasures Here
Monday, 17 October 2016
On my bucket list is a visit to New England in the Fall. In the meantime, I visited the Ulster American Folk Park last week in Omagh, County Tyrone, a living history museum recreating life in Ulster at the time of the Potato Famine and the subsequent emigration to the New World.
The journey begins in a very small stone dwelling which the lowest ranks of farm workers lived in back in the 1830's and 40's.
Another more prosperous homestead, the original Mellon family farm and outbuildings can be toured also.
Note the half door to keep out the chickens.
A lovely horse chestnut had turned behind the house adding a lovely fall flavour!
Behind the house there is a viewpoint over the farmland towards the Sperrins and in the trees flows the River Strule.
This was the staircase to the look out but coming back, I was as enchanted with this view of the cottage and the hens on the bank.
Linking with Through My Lens HERE
Image-in-ing Wordless Wednesday HERE
Our World Tuesday HERE
Thanks for your visit!