The cabinets were all free-standing pieces of handmade furniture. This was made by her brother-in-law. I was interested to see that the cabinet's oak panel doors are exactly like mine which were made by my father.
The water comes from a well pump outside. It had a small gas motor attached for ease of running a hose to the cattle in the barn.
The July heat was hovering in the mid-90's. The wood cook stove was stoked up for baking.
The fire box on the left side was glowing with warmth- which would feel fantastic in January- but not so much in July.
On the right side is a place to heat water. The girls dip the scalding hot water out to carry to a washing station where it goes into a bowl for cleaning dishes.
There were no counter-tops, only a couple of tables as work-top spaces.
Ruth made beautiful, perfect looking blackberry pies. She used a stopper from a cut glass oil pitcher to make the designs in her lard crust.