I am so blessed to have the husband that I’m wed to for 45, almost 46 years! He is always so attentive to my wants and needs even when it’s a pain in the derriere for him!!! He puts up with my love of animals and the work it takes to care for them. He puts up with my hunting needs, not paying attention to him when I’m reading or sewing and so many other things. He tries to see to my wishes for handmade, primitive decor. This is the reason for this post!! He claims to not be a carpenter but wait until you see what he has made for my country kitchen for my birthday and Christmas (both in December).
I have a passion for country decor and primitive country!! After he had the kitchen painted for me this summer I got a “wild hair” and decided to get rid of all of my plastic containers I use for food staple storage. I HATE plastic!!! I changed everything over to old blue 1/2 gallon mason jars with zinc lids. THEN I asked for a special place to put them. Here’s what I got:
The hutch is made of wormy chestnut from the farm. It has chicken wire attached to the back for looks.
Notice the chicken wire attached behind the jars.
The jars are 1/2 gallon size and have zinc lids on them.
The shelving unit he made me sit over the pie safe and holds two rows of the jars.
THEN, he made me a small cabinet to go beside my stove for storing cookie sheets, loaf pans, and the pans I use on a daily basis. It also is made from chestnut lumber from the farm.
The top and front have three coats of polyurethane and the two shelves are now full of baking pans!
It fits snuggly to the wall and stove. Now I have a work area while cooking!
This is one of the bigger barns on the farm and I love walking through old barns and listening to the history by just looking at the interior. Here’s a view for you to see and listen for the history of all the work and animals that used it. We know sheep, beef cattle and dairy cattle used this barn.
This is a cider press that has been converted to electric power and we use it every year if we have a good supply of apples to make apple cider.
There’s been lots of our friends and neighbors pouring apples in the top and amazed at the juice that came out the bottom. This is usually an all day event and so much fun!
It’s a huge barn and we store equipment in it, store square bales of hay in it and use it for cows having trouble and we can use one of any number of stalls in it for allowing a vet to access the cow quickly and safely. We also use it for the orphans born on the farm.