Once upon a time it kept lil goats warm, a house comfy and I even cooked on it sometimes. When we first moved into the little house we got "gassed" (cheated) by the propane company that filled our tank, so I went on the search for a wood stove. New to the woodstove workings, I found this adorable stove in the trader. My Big Guy, while laughing at me, drove an hour to pick it up and brought it home. We set it up and never laughed again. AT..THE..STOVE....lol. (by the way you can find the instructions for this goat sweater at +grimmacresfarm.blogspot.com) "Simpler Times" is used a lot to describe doing things the old fashioned way, but basic is the word I would use. It wasn't simpler, there was a lot more work involved. But you knew exactly where you were as you went.
I miss that.