March 6, 2017

Ireland Food Notes:

Milk - Whitemeat or Cottled Milk (like cottage cheese) - Slaves and workers were given the green milk to drink this was the milk left over (whey) after the production of the whitemeats. (Anon. 1673)

Eggs - Eggs were cooked by frying them on hot ston...

March 4, 2017

A game for the ages. Who knows when it came about, how long it's been around, or who invented it. This is a great game with many different options for play. We have all learned different ways.

If you want to play this game at home, save a one dozen egg carton to make yo...

March 3, 2017

This is a great family game for all ages. The skills required can be learned early on and the strategy aspect will grow with practice and age. This game is really simple to set up and make at home. A piece of paper with three squares connected with lines along the stra...

February 26, 2017

Viking Shields

Large Round Wooden Shield’s were used in Battle by the Vikings; they were also used as stretchers to carry the wounded off the battlefield. A shield was generally 32-36 inches across and was held in the center on the back and the hand was protected by an...

February 22, 2017

Basically in [1363 a toilet is] a hole through the floor of the castle going into a deep shaft to a cave. Step by step it got less gross than that--though most of those ideas were developed elsewhere and eventually spread to Ireland rather than developing there. At one...

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