The Old Wood Stove

The old wood stove has provided heat to Newfoundland & Labrador homes for hundreds of years. Like many rural homes, the primary source of heat is wood – which helps to keep demand for electricity low.

At the cabin – one simply can not miss out on the experience of enjoying a cup of tea made from the pristine pond water and boiled on the stove. We enjoyed a lovely breakfast of eggs, bacon and toast with Tetley tea.

I remember as a child making toast bread using an old wire coat hanger. Those hangers are getting harder and harder to come by. So if you have one, keep it for the cabin so you too can make toast over the heat of the old wood stove.

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Christopher Mitchelmore, MHA
The Straits-White Bay North
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About Live Rural NL

I am a youth living in rural Newfoundland & Labrador that will share stories of culture, tradition, heritage, business, travel, geography and other posts relating to any rural. I completed a Bachelor of Commerce Hons. (Coop) degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland & Labrador. I currently live and work on the Great Northern Peninsula, where I was born and raised. However, I have lived and worked internationally and travelled to more than 30 countries around the globe. On October 11, 2011 I was elected the youngest Member to Represent the people of the Straits -White Bay North in the Provincial Legislature of Newfoundland & Labrador.

Posted on January 31, 2012, in Tradition and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Love it!
    Brings me back to think of a cup of tea with my grandparents, and yes, toast on the wire coat hanger, and fresh fish we just caught frying in the cast iron pan, the smell of my poppy’s pipe and woodsmoke, listening to the crows cawing to each other, sunlight dancing on the pond and just pure joy :)

    I have two woodstoves in my home now. Happy memories

  2. This article is rlleay good. I’ve enjoyed reading the original content and fresh ideas you wrote. You are good at writing on this topic and I hope I can read more of your work soon.

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