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Cookhouse

The heart of the farm is the Cookhouse building. As the log house had no kitchen added during its restoration, I needed a kitchen built and in fact a large one to process the food grown on the farm. The result is the Cookhouse. It is made of insulated concrete with a French timber frame ceiling. The large open room contains the kitchen equipment and the long, doug fir dining table that seats twenty lucky diners. Packed in around the room are bins of onions, garlic and potatoes, winter squash and hanging ristras of chilis grown in the greenhouse. Jars of pickles, jams and jellies cover the shelves waiting of the long winter months when they will be enjoyed. Byron spends his days sleeping under the table with little regard for who comes and goes.