Bread oven progress today. See the chimney? I am pleased with that. I made some adobe clay and began rendering inside the dome. Next time I build a brick oven I will render the inside with adobe as I go, as it has proved difficult to get inside to do it. See the chimney? I am pleased with that. I might have to shut a small child inside it tomorrow and tell it to start working. There is still plenty to do to the exterior too. Insulation is very important, I need to make sure the heat stays inside. See the chimney? I am pleased with that. Eventually you will not see all the work I have done because it will be covered in soil and become part of the earth bank it is built on. Have you noticed the chimney? I am pleased with that.
|Clay. I only need to dig down about 18 inches to find it.|
|The clay is mixed with sand to become adobe.|
|Interior of oven before clay is added.|
|The oven will become part of the earth bank.|
|Adding adobe. I wish I had done this as the build took shape. It is proving difficult.|
|Chimney added. The bend in the chimney is not significant. I used what was available.|
|Some tidying up required I think.|
|Oven interior, The light is temporary just so you can see the brickwork.|
I am pleased with progress so far. Tomorrow promises good weather. Perhaps I will get it finished? I must be patient and allow everything to dry slowly.
And after all this there is no guarantee it will work. We shall see. If not, I have learned some valuable lessons in outdoor bread oven building.
And finally. Here is a photo of me in my overalls specially for you ladies. Enjoy and please feel free to print a copy for your bedroom wall.
|Me and Mia the German Shepherd.|