Category Archives: Earth Ovens

Our New Earthen Oven – Part 4

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There is fire in the oven! The inaugural pizza fest is this Saturday and there will be another on January 2nd, the night before our Household Health Workshop. Over the past few days I began working on a new design … Continue reading

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Our New Earthen Oven – Part 3

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Today was a good day! The chimney is finished and we are pleased with everything so far. It is time for the first firing as I want to test the chimney and also to fire a small piece of my … Continue reading

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Our New Earthen Oven – Part 2

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We finally capped the dome! Working without a sand form in the interior didn’t prove to be too difficult. A simple form was made out of corrugated cardboard cut into the shape of the interior of the oven. We just … Continue reading

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Our New Earthen Oven – Part 1

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3 December I can almost taste the pizza from our new earth oven. I installed some round poles for support so I can have some storage area underneath for wood. Then I covered it all with medium size wood and … Continue reading

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The Cabin Stove at Earth Ayni – Part 5

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While I am finishing up the cabin stove I have begun work on the new earth oven. Not only will it put out the best pizza you have ever tasted but I just picked up some sourdough starter from a … Continue reading

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Movin’ up n’ movin’ on

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After running off to Ecuador to renew my visa, solstice in the Andes, and then a two week sabbatical in the Sacred Valley, I have returned with two new apprentices. Karen, Andrew, and myself are finishing up unfinished projects starting … Continue reading

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Moving Along at an Epic Pace

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Things are really moving along here with a flurry of activity. We have many projects underway that need to be in place for our 2 week cob course that begins on 3 December. We have pit greenhouses that are being … Continue reading

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Arriving in the Peruvian Andes

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It has been quite a while since my last post. The internet is pretty weak where I now reside in the Peruvian Andes above Huaraz. We hope to have better internet soon but I will be posting regularly nonetheless. I … Continue reading

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Building an Earth Oven in Joshua Tree

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It has been over 1 month since I returned from India and I am itching to get out of Los Angeles and into the Andes. I am leaving next week to be an assistant instructor at a Cob Cottage Company … Continue reading

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