Country fare This kitchen, in a rustic character home on an equestrian ranch, conveys the very essence of country 38 search | save | share at trendsideas.com In days gone by, families living on the land would often spend long days in the fields or riding the trails on horseback. But it was always the warm, inviting kitchen with its large, open fireplace and wonderful cooking smells that called them home. It’s not so different today. Many families still enjoy such a country lifestyle, with many deliberately setting out to re-create a similar home environment. And that’s exactly what the owners of this new home in Sonoma County wanted, says kitchen designer Neal Walden of Walden & Company.