I am re posting this image because of a response I received from Simply Heather a couple of days ago.
I recently posted an image of an old wood fired stove. Then I made some comments about the fact that it did not even have electricity and even though I like history and back to the simple life...I wouldn't want to go back to a stove like this.
Heather commented that they are converting to a wood burning stove. She mentioned that in Vermont with the weather and winters....how nice it will be when the eclectic goes out ...they will still have a source of light, heat and be able to cook! These are great points and it brought to mind this image.
Last February we had a devastating ice storm and we were without electricity for almost 5 days. This is the view of our back yard with the aftermath. The building is a combination woodworking shop and my wife's' art studio. On that post I commented about how we have grown so accustomed to electricity that we don't know what to do in an event such as this. How soon I forgot this! A mere 5 months later and I am savoring the need for electricity!
Heather...I stand corrected...as it is with most items of the past...they were designed with particular needs in mind and met them very well. I need to remember what it was like with my modern electric stove sitting there for 5 days like a boat anchor while you could have been cooking up great meals, reading by the warm faint glow of the stove in a nice cozy warm house.
I am looking into a wood burning stove!
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