Thanks Robin. It was hard. After that I bought an Amish wood stove, a coleman propane stove, and a solar oven. I want an earth oven too. I never had so much trouble trying to do basic chores. We all lost a lot of weight in that short time. It really makes you appreciate a hot shower, clean clothes, and hot food.
When was the last time you went without electricity, running water, food, and had babies screaming for food...now you know why I prep. These are the things a mother's nightmares are made of.