ON A VISIT to the Manx Folk Museum last year we learnt that crofter’s cottages were
built with a front and a back door so that a draught could be created allowing the
women to thresh their grain indoors. Nothing went to waste in the cottage economy
so the chaff was prevented from being whisked away by the breeze by a piece of timber
fixed at floor level across each entrance: the threshold.
These leaves (left) had been trapped by at the threshold of our front door in the
reverse direction; I picked them up from the outside doormat.
We’re on the threshold of a project that could involve us in a lot of travelling.
After several short trips to test the idea and a lot of research into the practicalities
our plans are falling into place.
We’re getting excited by the prospect of setting off on our travels.