>> We churn butter and we always use the stove. I have a piece of lovage in there.
And of course this will show you the transition between open fire to cook on to the use of
a cookstove, which would have been a major move for any
If you yourself, and all your relatives had always cooked over an open hearth, to change
to stove cooking. This is a big deal.
>> Was this around 1830? or...
>> Yes. The conservative way people began to think in the 1800s:
This stove uses half the amount of fuel that the open fire does.
The fire box is there, and with the one fire that's burning,
if I put meat on a spit and open the doors, I can roast meat, and cook, and bake, and
keep warm, all with one little fire there.
What I enjoy most about the change of kitchens when I go home - is hot and cold running water.