Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ireland II: Lifespan

Our first stop in Ireland was Peafield, the family farm in County Laois (pronounced "leash," obviously).

The farmhouse and stables are roughly three hundred years old, which is longer than the US has been around but shorter than the shelf life of a Twinkie.

Most of the farmhouse has held up pretty well, but there's some inevitable decay, too.

Does not repel rain

Three hundred years is a damn long time for a house, but it's not even a blip on the cosmic time scale. Staring at the stars has a way of realigning one's thinking about lifespans.

Especially on a frigid Irish night.


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