Monday, 24 October 2016

Old Log Barn

I am sharing a few pics of the PA log barn at the museum for Tom's Barn Collective HERE

You could almost believe you were in Pennsylvania ...

Thanks to Tom for hosting.

Have a great week.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Saturday's Critters

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

Friday's Favourites UAFP Part 5

The  Log Cabin 
Pumpkin Hollow
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Pennsylvania Log Cabin built by the Mellon Family

Mirror to the Past Life of a Post Office

Reflections of a Colonial Past

Reflecting on today's Prescription
Thanks to Tanya For hosting Willy nilly Fridays HERE

 and James for hosting Weekend Reflections HERE

Hope you enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Good Fences at the Folk Park Pt 4

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.

Many thanks for coming by and commenting!

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Old Town Signs

This is the replica main street in the Ulster American Folk Park with its cobbled street and old business.

These were some of the interesting shop signs

Linking with Signs Signs HERE

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Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Ulster American Folk Park Pt 2

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

Ulster American Folk Park Pt 1

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!