Quite a few people seem interested in our Stove Hunt.
Lizzie wondered what D's Army Field Kitchen looked like. I have taken a photo of this and of the hole in our kitchen, where, I think D's stove would fit perfectly!
Here is the old army stove. I think you will agree that while it is not pretty it IS beautiful!
Now to the kitchen fireplace...
The fire that you see in the kitchen is a gas fire that we put in years ago when we did Bed and Breakfast. Guest always chose to eat in the kitchen and I needed a quick way to get the room warm in the mornings. You can see from the space around it that at one time a range would have been fitted here. When we bought the house an old gas fire was here, mounted on a hideous stone fireplace. After a few years we took this out and another couple of structures and the lovely hole is what we found.
I really would like an "off-grid" alternative to our conventional cooker, which I don't ever intent to get rid of. Having a two oven, seven ring range is useful with the life we lead!
I will post a picture of the fire in the living room that we hope to replace with a multi-fuel burner too and then you will have the full picture of my stove aspirations!
(Just looking at that last pic - all the minimalist de-clutter bloggers probably have to lie down in a darkened room after they read my posts)
The sun was shining when I was feeding the hens their midday snack, so I took this photo of them with their backs in the sun..Oh happy hens! Within minutes it started to rain and they, and I, ran for cover "It's spitting !! we cried a.la Peter Kay.
So now I am back inside and really must attack the ironing mountain.
Thanks for reading