70’s Oregon Communal Life & Love

Wood Cookstove

‘With its double oven, six burners and warmer, it was undoubtedly the biggest and most beautiful wood cookstove in the entire universe….” That stove, “ I asked, “Where did you get it?  How’d you get it here.”  “Took some doing,” Clint answered, “ Got it from Woody, an ole farmer living’ down the road.  Cost us in trade. We’re gonna help shear his sheep come June.”  They’d hauled it, Agung explained, “ like a tiger after a hunt.” Two guys on one end, three on the other, all staggering under the weight.’

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