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redwingjohnny:

Big draft horses stock by ~horse-power

Classic Belgian Brabants


A team of Belgians kept my grandfather’s farm in Kentucky going during the Great Depression, and again during the gas rationing during the second World War - while all of his neighbors scrambled to get enough gas rations to run their tractors. Belgians are the true “Gentle Giants” of the horse world. I loved them dearly as a child.

realmedieval:

redwingjohnny:

Big draft horses stock by ~horse-power

Classic Belgian Brabants

A team of Belgians kept my grandfather’s farm in Kentucky going during the Great Depression, and again during the gas rationing during the second World War - while all of his neighbors scrambled to get enough gas rations to run their tractors. Belgians are the true “Gentle Giants” of the horse world. I loved them dearly as a child.


As it’s Pancake Day here in the UK, here’s a 16th century recipe for pancakes just tweeted by the British Library :)
To make PancakesTake new thicke Creame a pint, foure or five yolks of egs, a good handful of flower and two or three spoonefuls of ale, strain them together into a faire platter, and season it with a good handfull of sugar, a spooneful of synamon, and a little Ginger: then take a friing pan, and put in a litle peece of Butter, as big as your thumbe, and when it is molten brown, cast it out of your pan, and with a ladle put to the further side of your pan some of your stuffe, and hold your pan …, so that your stuffe may run abroad over all the pan as thin as may be: then set it to the fire, and let the fyre be verie soft, and when the one side is baked, then turn the other, and bake them as dry as ye can without burning.
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As it’s Pancake Day here in the UK, here’s a 16th century recipe for pancakes just tweeted by the British Library :)

To make Pancakes

Take new thicke Creame a pint, foure or five yolks of egs, a good handful of flower and two or three spoonefuls of ale, strain them together into a faire platter, and season it with a good handfull of sugar, a spooneful of synamon, and a little Ginger: then take a friing pan, and put in a litle peece of Butter, as big as your thumbe, and when it is molten brown, cast it out of your pan, and with a ladle put to the further side of your pan some of your stuffe, and hold your pan …, so that your stuffe may run abroad over all the pan as thin as may be: then set it to the fire, and let the fyre be verie soft, and when the one side is baked, then turn the other, and bake them as dry as ye can without burning.

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(Source: 1066andallthat)

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inebriatedpony:

hominisaevum:

Vasa is a Swedish XVII century warship and one of Sweden’s most popular tourist attractions. No wonder since it is also the oldest, and probably best preserved, shipwreck to date.

Wait, this is the one that sank right in the harbor in front of basically everyone, right?

Yep.

Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Undoubtedly one of the finer moments of the film. 
No, wait. The finest moment of the film.

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