Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Ruined house in France

A charming ruin! A typical small farmhouse of Limousin South West France showing the tiny living accommodation  on the right with the barn, piggery, stable etc situated within the same building on the left. This little  property would have housed a large family  probably with 6 or more children. The family  would have been  self sufficient, making their own dairy produce,  baking  bread in their bread oven, keeping pigs, cows, rabbits and hens. Their clothes ( handmade)  would have been washed in the nearby river,  and all their fruit and vegetables would have been home grown. Although now invaded with brambles, grass, and ivy, this  little ruined house still speaks from the past.                                                          

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