Creating the Not So Big HouseCreating the Not So Big House

i i i In a classic farmhouse, there would be only a small door connecting kitchen and dining room, ... The inset cabinets, deep porcelain sink, and maple butcher- block countertops are all reminiscent of an old farmhouse kitchen, ...

Author: Sarah Susanka

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561586059


Page: 274

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Offers a look at twenty-five examples of small house designs to show readers what they need to know to plan the home that best fits their goals and lifestyles.

The Old Farmhouse KitchenThe Old Farmhouse Kitchen

Hundreds of easy-to-follow recipes provide refreshing success. Peppered with photographs and anecdotes, the book is as collectible as it is useful.

Author: Frances A. Gillette

Publisher: Frances a Gillette

ISBN: 0963606646


Page: 198

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Tried and true recipes from the farmhouse kitchen, this cookbook will produce irresistible creations. Hundreds of easy-to-follow recipes provide refreshing success. Peppered with photographs and anecdotes, the book is as collectible as it is useful.

The Senator s AssignmentThe Senator s Assignment

The lantern lit his way back to the old farmhouse. He stopped by the woodpile, stared at it momentarily, and then hurled the lantern on to the rotten wood. The oil dripped through the rotten beams and on to the old kitchen door.

Author: Joan E. Histon

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781785358562


Page: 272

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Being trusted by a Caesar makes him an enemy of the Roman who crucified Jesus Christ, and puts him under threat from Rome itself… Rome 30 AD. A Senator is plunged into the dark heart of the Roman Empire, sent to investigate the corrupt practices of Pontius Pilate in Jerusalem by Caesar Tiberius. In this tense historical thriller can Senator Vivius Marcianus outmanoeuvre charges of treason, devastating secrets resurfaced from his own troubled past, and the political snake pit of Rome to save himself and the woman he loves?

A Pattern LanguageA Pattern Language

We are convinced that the solution lies in the patterm of the old farmhouse kitchen. In the farmhouse kitchen, kitchen work and family activity were completely integrated in one big room. The family activity centered around a big table ...

Author: Christopher Alexander

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190050351



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You can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or a public building. And you can use it to guide you in the actual process of construction. After a ten-year silence, Christopher Alexander and his colleagues at the Center for Environmental Structure are now publishing a major statement in the form of three books which will, in their words, "lay the basis for an entirely new approach to architecture, building and planning, which will we hope replace existing ideas and practices entirely." The three books are The Timeless Way of Building, The Oregon Experiment, and this book, A Pattern Language. At the core of these books is the idea that people should design for themselves their own houses, streets, and communities. This idea may be radical (it implies a radical transformation of the architectural profession) but it comes simply from the observation that most of the wonderful places of the world were not made by architects but by the people. At the core of the books, too, is the point that in designing their environments people always rely on certain "languages," which, like the languages we speak, allow them to articulate and communicate an infinite variety of designs within a forma system which gives them coherence. This book provides a language of this kind. It will enable a person to make a design for almost any kind of building, or any part of the built environment. "Patterns," the units of this language, are answers to design problems (How high should a window sill be? How many stories should a building have? How much space in a neighborhood should be devoted to grass and trees?). More than 250 of the patterns in this pattern language are given: each consists of a problem statement, a discussion of the problem with an illustration, and a solution. As the authors say in their introduction, many of the patterns are archetypal, so deeply rooted in the nature of things that it seemly likely that they will be a part of human nature, and human action, as much in five hundred years as they are today.

Toby the Almost Forgotten TobogganToby the Almost Forgotten Toboggan

They walked down stairs and sat down for their last breakfast in the old farmhouse kitchen. “I'm sad,” said Julie. “You are?” asked Granny. “Didn't you have fun while you were here?” “I had the best time,” said Julie.

Author: Karen Votraw-Gysen

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781728335254


Page: 31

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Granny and Grandpa invite their grandchildren, Jimmy and Julie, to visit them for an “Old Fashioned Christmas” at the family farmhouse in Vermont where Granny grew up. It’s not long after Jimmy and Julie arrive from California, that they become very unhappy and bored. “There is nothing to do here”, they exclaim. There’s no TV, DVD, Internet not even a telephone. Plus their Grandparents made a rule that no iPads be used! Suddenly, a loud crash is heard above the grandkids bedroom. Jimmy and Julie are frightened. Granny and Grandpa decide to investigate. All of them carefully climb up the stairs into the attic with Grandpa leading the way, flashlight in hand. The light shines on the cause of the noise. Granny discovers her outdoor winter friends, Toby the Toboggan and Sally the Sled, have fallen over. With the help of Granny’s old winter friends, Jimmy and Julie experience “The best Old Christmas ever!”

A God in RuinsA God in Ruins

Where Mouse Cottage was tiny, the farmhouse was vast, far too big for two people. ... the swag and drop cornices and, best of all, the huge farmhouse kitchen with an old cream Aga 'like a big comforting animal', according to Nancy.

Author: Kate Atkinson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409043690


Page: 576

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WINNER OF THE 2015 COSTA NOVEL AWARD AND BESTSELLING LITERARY PAPERBACK OF THE YEAR 'Atkinson's finest work, and confirmation that her genre-defying writing continues to surprise and dazzle' Observer A God in Ruins relates the life of Teddy Todd – would-be poet, heroic World War II bomber pilot, husband, father, and grandfather – as he navigates the perils and progress of the 20th century. For all Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge will be to face living in a future he never expected to have. This gripping, often deliriously funny yet emotionally devastating book looks at war – that great fall of Man from grace – and the effect it has, not only on those who live through it, but on the lives of the subsequent generations. It is also about the infinite magic of fiction. Few will dispute that it proves once again that Kate Atkinson is one of the most exceptional novelists of our age. 'A dazzling read...ends on one of the most devastating twists in recent fiction' DAILY TELEGRAPH

The Canada TripThe Canada Trip

We see Lucy Maud's Empire typewriter (with three rows, the upper case being used for numbers) and we are entering the old farmhouse kitchen when a telephone rings and a guide pulls open an old farmhouse kitchen drawer to grab a cell ...

Author: Charles Gordon

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 9781551994703


Page: 352

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It started out as a simple idea: Charles Gordon and his wife, Nancy, drive across Canada. Starting from Ottawa they drove east through Quebec, through New Brunswick, P.E.I., Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland, where they learned about “soap for the moose.” From St. John’s they headed west on a different route through the Maritimes to Montreal, Toronto, and Lake of the Woods (scene of the famous cottage in At the Cottage). Then it was west along what used to be called the CPR route, all the way to Vancouver and Victoria. Then, via Prince Rupert, they followed the Yellowhead Trail back through Edmonton and Saskatoon, hitting Flin Flon and Northern Ontario on the way home. Ranging from moose to chipmunks, from a cool jazz festival to even cooler icebergs, and from the Prestige Motel to the Chateau Lake Louise, this book is a highly personal look at a country well worth visiting, witty and affectionate, a fact that its own citizens tend to overlook. As Charles Gordon, the perfect companion, puts it in his final paragraph, “What does Canada need, you ask, to enter the twenty-first century? More passing lanes. More ferries. Reading lamps on both sides of the bed. Bridges you can see off. More animals beside the road. And more Canadians.”

The Chronicles of FerndaleThe Chronicles of Ferndale

Judith invited the team into the large old kitchen for coffee, and they were all fascinated by the by the old oak beams and oak ... It was an old farmhouse kitchen which the ladies of the team had heard about, but had never seen, ...

Author: Mollie Noble

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595384075


Page: 118

View: 507

A family saga that takes the reader on an uplifting journey into the heart of rural Yorkshire. A voyage of discovery that entices the reader into a different world leaving them strengthened and content. Recommended reading for those dark nights. "Another wonderful story for all ages that leaves the reader contented, fulfilled and wanting more" David J Andrews, Author of Endeavour's Legacy and Lobster Calypso