Sunday, September 29, 2013

Irish Folk Museum

It was suggested that Judy and I hit the Folk Museum to see what it had been like to live in Ireland a hundred years ago. The facility reminded me of Greenfield Village but there weren't living exhibits throughout the several acre grounds. We saw this sow...the biggest pig I have ever seen and she had several piglets in the stall next to her. One of the workers said this species of pig is the largest...had to be over 400 pounds.
 You have seen my photo with the mummer's head dress on but this guy below was busily making baskets and a horse head. Very informative and interesting.    The young man hammering steel was making a pitchfork...he had an apprentice who must have been 12 years old. Kid didn't want his photo taken! Hmmm...not sure how these photos got stacked on top of each other, but they are NOT separating!
Enjoyed the crofter's cottages. They were small and heated by peat moss bricks that make the most delightful smell. Our new friend, Frances, burned these in her home the night we went over to share hors d'oeuvres and wine with her. Wish we had these bricks here.

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