Jack and Zack and the Stove


Hi there – We found a stove – well Zack did really, and I wasn’t far behind! We found it interesting because it was made near here at a foundry in Brule. The foundry started some time in the 1860’s and produced all kinds of things from farm  tools to school desks, and…stoves. This one is quite handsome with places for pots and pans,  and doors opening to ovens; places for irons to heat up (no electricity in those days). There is a shelf underneath  – we heard someone say that weakly newborn lambs would be placed on the shelf near the heat to help them survive – and in very cold weather even a new born baby might be placed there. That’s a bit scary…suppose you forgot and left it too long! Moooo.