We live in a farmhouse that was built in 1853. Because of its size, we immediately installed an insert in the kitchen fireplace and a freestanding stove in the living room to help heat the place. Those warm, crackling fires make the winters more bearable.
Our favorite form of entertainment is having guests over for dinner and we do this frequently. We have what we call "Community Dinners" and invite our friends and our children's friends to share a meal. Our daughters are now 37 and 39 and we have been doing this for many years. Actually, we are flattered that our two age groups enjoy each others company so much.