Friday, February 15, 2008

Haus Kuk


This haus kuk (house cook – kitchen) belongs to a family who live on the Kerevat/Kokopo road.

The kitchen is separate from the house to keep the smoke and heat from the open fires away.

The chicken coop is attached so it's not far to walk for an egg for breakfast!!!

17 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

Nice photographs and the story with them is interesting.

quintarantino said...

Very nice shots ... so they just take a little walk and grab eggs for breakfast or a chicken for dinner?

dive said...

What a lovely place to cook dinner, Jules.
I want a whisk broom like that one!

M.Benaut said...

Can you train young Benson to pop across to pick up the fresh eggs each morning.
You could run a monthly account.
And, - Dive's right. Those brooms are superlative !

Kate said...

Hi Jules, I haven't visited for awhile, but I'm glad I stopped again. The top photo is picture perfect!

Daniel J Santos said...

Great post with same very nice photos.

Denton said...

I went on a house tour of Charleston South Carolina a while back and one of the things they mentioned was that in times past it was a common practice to have the kitchen in a seperate building ... Also, a co-worker mentioned that he remembers as a child, at his grandparents, he could see the chickens under the house ... my point ... I guess that there are often common practices around the world sometimes separated by generations in time ... Lovely photos. I especially like the broom.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Bamboo at its best...

CaBaCuRl said...

Good to know you are back on deck Jules, hopefully all over your lurgy. I could almost smell the sulphur in your photo from the other day. I agree with denton's comments on your kitchen post....as you know Jules, in the early days on Sydney, the kitchen was a separate building out the back.Lots of similar things going on all over our world...as Blogtrotta says " the world's not as big as you think"...or something like that!

Pat said...

What a great read! I sure enjoyed this today. Nice photos!

Pat

Guelph Daily Photo, My Photos.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hello Jules..
To join Sky Watch Fridays all you need to do is post a Sky Picture... any thing with sky in will do..
Dot thought it up so it's her baby.. you can find Dot here: http://strollingthroughgeorgia.blogspot.com/
If you get the time nip over and see the list we all put our names down on.
I look forward to seeing some of yours.

alicesg said...

Nice photo. So your fresh food is right at your doorstep. Cool.

lv2scpbk said...

Nice photos. I hope no one is allergic to those feathers being that close. I always think about allergies since I have problems with them. I have been getting shots for about six years now.

Donna said...

My goodness...this makes me feel so humble....
You have another award on my site love...

GMG said...

Hi Jules, I’m back after a short break… and glad to see that you seem to be definitely ok, posting and commenting! It's amazing what I'm learning on PNG here, but the «walk on the wild side» is nothing I would like to experience.
Have a great weekend!
Blogtrotter

flyingstars said...

some very nicely captured shots!

Willow said...

Believe it or not, I lived in a house very much like that for several years in Papua, across the border.