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After a positive response from yesterday’s post about Australia’s use of the English language, including slang expressions, we looked forward to posting more of these commonly used by British people, not necessarily including those in other parts of the UK, such as Ireland, Wales and Scotland each of which has their languages.
|Tom had to duck his head to enter the house at the Connemara Heritage and History Center.|
|This twin-size daybed is located in the main living area, although there is a bedroom as shown in the photo below.|
|The one-bedroom in the house was most likely where Dan and his wife slept.|
|Spinning wheel in the corner of the bedroom.|
|The Dutch door to the barn next to the house.|
|Note the small size of the barn.|
|This breed of white horses is indigenous to Connemara.|
|A shed used to store peat moss which may often be used for heating as well as: “Gardeners use peat moss mainly as a soil amendment or ingredient in potting soil. It has an acid pH, so it’s ideal for acid-loving plants, such as blueberries and camellias. For plants that with more alkaline soil, compost may be a better choice.”|
|View of the creek running through the history centre’s grounds.|
On another note, we’re saddened and devastated by the police brutality in our home state of Minnesota and the subsequent riots causing further injury and loss of lives, loss of businesses, and following other loss of jobs. We live in challenging times and pray for the well-being of the citizens of Minnesota and all over the world.
|This is the tiny house Dan O’Hara, his wife, and seven children lived until they were forced to vacate when they couldn’t pay the rent during the potato famine. For more details, please click here.|