Friday, September 18, 2009

a tour of our "home comfort"

isn't she a beauty?
she's one of the things i love the most about our place in vt.
i think tonight we'll fire her up.
the temperature may drop below freezing...
she keeps the whole place cozy, and you can cook on her, too!
here's her simple, straightforward "technology". 
lindsey has tamed her, often baking rolls for holiday meals.
 her vintage logo.
upper left, the firebox, where the wood goes.
lower left, the ash drawer.
 middle, the oven.
lower right, storage and warming space.
upper right, water warming tank.
top left, cooking surface. 
top right, access to water tank.
my great aunt margretta's bean pot.
she used it to make boston baked beans when
 she and my great uncle harry 
owned sunrise farm back in the 1950's.
my love affair with vermont started back then when i was a toddler,
exploring the farm with cousins and aunts and uncles
 and my mom and dad.
my uncle david is hoping i'll make beans in the pot, 
in the home comfort.
i say, come on up uncle david!


  1. Oooh, beautiful! Have you heard of the Good Time Stove Co? It's not far from where I live. I took some photos last summer when I biked by...would like to go back there again and shoot more...

  2. what a lovely old stove! combines cooking, baking, heating water, heating the home, humidifying the air, and making garden supplements (the ash) all in one appliance!

  3. Whoa, that is so cool! i didn't even know something this this existed.

  4. the home comfort appreciates all the blog love. :-)

    and thanks for the link to your post, m.

  5. oh...such bliss
    such comfort
    and what a stove
    enjoy your time there

  6. In Australia the equivalent stove is the British-made Aga. The company is still making them, but nowadays they cost a fortune ($10,000 and another $3000 to install, as they are pretty much built on site).