This is the kitchen; it’s always warm in here for this is where all the cooking and baking is done. Everybody eats here too and in the harvest time we have a large boon of workers to feed in here.
We always need lots of extra help to pull the flax, cut the oats, and gather the potatoes.
Earlier in the year they’re cutting and drying the turf, which we use in all the fireplaces in our house.
We use the big chimney to smoke the large sides of bacon from the pigs we slaughter now and then.