20 In The Kitchen

I’m joining Becky in her October Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word Past. Look for #PastSquares. This month we’re travelling back in time in the western Queensland town of Miles and surrounds. We’ll explore the local area and join in the festivities at the Miles Back to the Bush Festival.

Miles Historical Village

In a time when buildings were made of slabs of timber hewn from felled trees, the kitchen was always a separate structure. If a fire broke out, the kitchen might be lost but the rest of the house could be saved.

With a corrugated iron roof, dirt floor and unsealed walls, the kitchen would have been an uncomfortable place to work – boiling hot in summer and bitterly cold in winter.

When people reminisce about the “good old days” they probably don’t think about using a kitchen like this.

14 thoughts on “20 In The Kitchen

  1. People who reminisce about the good old days invariably forget the bad aspects of life such as this. Looking after a home was such hard work back then, whether cooking or cleaning. We should remember how much better off we are to be able to spend less time on such chores 🙂

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  2. That would not encourage me to want to cook. Life was so different in the days of survival – cook or die. A friend of mine was with her husband stationed in Italy. She had an outdoor kitchen that they used in the summer to keep the heat outside the house. If I remember it might have even been a community outdoor kitchen. They had wanted to live in the community rather than airforce barracks. They all learned Italian and created many wonderful memories while they were there.

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