Saturday, July 16, 2011


Last Saturday we laid the bricks for the hearth floor (which is where the
cooking will happen) then we started building the sand mound.
Then we rebuilt it this Saturday because
a sand mound cannot stay the same in storms and lots of heat...

We then covered it in wet paper so it will be easier to take out, and much
slower than planned built up the first layer of our wall. In a few days it will be
ready to have its first firing!

Monday, June 20, 2011

the walls are built. now on to insulation

Our neighbors came over and helped us build up the walls.
The last picture shows the start of the insulation layers where we
put a sawdust clay mixture and recycled bottles

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

a few more hours on the earth oven

thanks to bobby and lauren I had a a lot of sand and clay to use today..
First I had to level out the surface using rock and sand, now I'm starting to build
up the walls using recycled bottles and a sand/clay mixture from the asphalt
parking lot we are tearing up.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Moving right along

here we are filling the hole with rock pieces, gravel, and sand to level it out so we can start building our walls, which we have started as you can see in the bottom right picture.

Friday, June 3, 2011

I've decided to start posting again.

I have started a new project. It is called an earth oven and so far it has consisted of a lot of digging. This involved hitting a gas line (not breaking it), hurting my toe, terrible back pains, 100lbs of rocks, and 6 hours of work.... AND IT'S ONLY TWO FT DEEP!!!!!! The part that is being dug is about 5x5 and it needs to be 3 ft. Anyways hopefully the digging will be done by tomorrow and the building can begin.
The first picture is the site before the digging, the second shows Champ helping me out, and the third picture is an example of a finished earth oven.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

It's been awhile...

I now live in Durup Denmark...

3 weeks from tomorrow I will be coming home.

less than 3 months from then I will be getting married.

and about 3 months after that I will be student teaching, hopefully.

anyone have job ideas?

Friday, December 18, 2009

good morning...

The best part about having short days is that I always
get to see the sunrise and the sunset.