Wow, this place is full of cobwebs…..it has been a while since I checked in. So what have you been up to?
Winter is coming, I really wanted a wood stove. My parents always had a wood burning stove as we grew up. My father was in construction……I lived in 12 different houses, but we always had the stability provided by a wood cook stove my parents installed in every house. It is very similar to this stove, but WITHOUT the electric elements on the top:
In the winter Mom always had a pot of pinto beans boiling on the back, and cornbread in the oven (my Daddy is a Georgia boy). During the spring and summer she always had seeds for her garden in the bread keepers above. Good memories.
I had a stove like this also, but I never got to use it. I drug it around to three houses before I finally decided to give it a good home. We were moving into our tiny house, there would be no space, so I tearfully parted with my beloved Home Comfort wood stove.
But guess what? I found a wood stove! I am in for a major remodel (not really, in a kitchen space this small, nothing is major).
I have wanted a marine stove like this FOREVER:
It is beautiful, so beautiful. But this tiny stove, complete with a baking oven, will run you…….gulp……… $2,730.00 - $4,020.00, depending on the finish. You can see them HERE
So my next coveted item would be this:
This is the Little Skippy marine cook stove, the little brother to the Shipmate Model 211 above. Equally as unatainable, it will cost a whopping, not in my budget, $830.00 - $1,905.00, depending if you go Plain Jane cast iron or Gussied up Enamel.
But like Puddy the house cat, I waited patiently to POUNCE. Yes, dear friends, I got one on Ebay! Yes, EBAY! It was $250.00, but the sweet gentleman who owned it took $200.00. This was the magic number. I would not be able to convince hubby unless it was $200.00 or less. Mine has been seen better days, but I love it. It has a twisted left leg, but it is healthy, no cracks. See:
My Little Skippy arrives on Thursday. I can hardly sleep. Gary has to coax me to eat, and to brush my hair. I am so excited. WHERE will it go?
I already know - not here:
But rather, somewhere here: