These pics are pictures of my wife, baking her annual batches of Christmas cookies in her wood stove in our Model T era kitchen. Before she was done she ended up baking over one thousand cookies from small butter cookies to gingerbread men. Another benefit of this wood burning stove is: on cold days, keeps the house a comfortable 80 degrees.
Those cookies look delicious :-)
Need my address, Dan???
Dan - We'll be right over!
Good use of the fire. However, 80 is a bit warm. Do you need to turn on the fan or air conditioner? That picture reminds me of an old cabin our family lived in when I was 3 years old. Those were the good old days (to me, that is I'm sure my mom would have liked it to be less primitive, but those were depression days).
We make "pepper nuts" every year…10 pounds of flour, 5 pounds of sugar, 5 pounds of dark Karo syrup, 2 pounds of butter etc. Big job, but worth it.
Dan I enjoyed the pictures. That's the way my mother did it; I chopped the wood.
Hmmm...I'm thinking 80 degrees, warm cookies, speedos, bikinis and the pitter patter of tiny feet next fall... just sayin'
Merry Christmas to all of you wonderful folks, and have a Happy New Year…and may your Model T run smooth, without knocks, forever.
Stan, don't think they would survive the trip, but you can stop by for a sample.
Keith, we will wait up for you.
Norman, The temperature here was in the teens when she was baking. Coming in from the outside to the 80 degrees in the house was nice. If it get's to hot we just open a door or window. She actually uses this stove in the summer also. She closes the door between the two kitchens and the rest of the house stays cool. I do put a fan in the window then.
Can't beat those pebbernodder at xmas time.
Hal - That's a very nice picture of Vonnie. Our best to you two...
Dave, My Dad was a Pastor at Trinity, Freistadt, for many years and my brother lives on Sunny Ln in Thiensville.
Keith, Thanks. She just had laser surgery on her back, in Tampa, 6 days ago and is doing great.
Have a great Christmas!!
If I go to Lions Club tomorrow I'll drive the 23 Runabout.
I think I spoke with you at the MTFCI tour in Rochester.
I have driven past your dad's old church in Freistadt, with the Model T, numerous times. Small world.
OK now I'm hungry! Amazing stove too. Wish we had one.
One nice thing about wood stoves is that they warm you twice...Once when you cut the wood and the second time when you burn the wood!
Thanks Dan, Now I have to got to the kitchen and start baking cookies because you made me hungry.
I think I have been looking at Facebook too much, I was looking for the like button. My wife cooked Thanksgiving dinner on our wood stove last year. Mentioned it this year, but she didn't think it was a good idea since it was raining. The stove is not in the house, but in a out building. May bring it in the house so she can't use the excuse that it is raining outside.
Glenn, In the early days, the stoves were used outside during the summer. Then as things progressed, they were used in a large woodshed, which turned into a summer kitchen to keep the heat out of the rest house in the summer, which is what our Model T kitchen was and is.
My memory kicks in somewhere in the late 1940s and yes in the very beginning we had one of those stoves and later changed over to kerosine with a bake oven to set on the top of the stove to bake bread and other goodies in.
It was not till some time in the 1950s that we got electricity and indoor plumbing. Television was not until the late 1950s. The ice box got replaced with an electric Frig. (no more hauling that block of ice every Saturday from town)
Oh, I forgot, my Dad had an outside wind charger to maintain a wet cell battery for use with a DC powered radio. (His use only)
It is amazing that I did progress to a Computer.
One of my Dad's unmarried brothers use one of those wood cook stoves until he died in the the late 1960s and he did bake bread in it.
During WWII I was sent to live with my grand parents on the farm. I remember the wood cook stove with the warm water cistern on the side. They did have running cold water from a tank in the attic that was filled by the wind mill pump. The pump had been connected to an electric motor. When out of water someone had to go out to the pump and plug in the electric motor till the over flow pipe showed the tank was full. Much fun in the winter.
Today's cookie making. Granddaughter doing her trade!
Merry Christmas everyone!