To Have a Pizza Party

Dig down to the frost line, so everything doesn’t shift in the winter. Enlist friends to help with the digging.

Snuffies helps dig
Snuffies helps dig
Nanotig helps dig
Nanotig helps dig

 

Build a foundation, then level up the fire bricks
Build a foundation, then level up the fire bricks
Joe Zito doing the mud stomp, a mixture of clay and sand to form cob
Joe doing the mud stomp, a mixture of clay and sand to form cob
The first layer of cob, applied over a dome of sand.
The first layer of cob, applied over a dome of sand.
Take a break from stomping mud to appreciate the beautiful autumn
Andrea Blaha, doing the mud stomp with straw, clay and sand to form the second thermal layer of cob.
Andrea, doing the mud stomp with straw, clay and sand to form the second thermal layer of cob.
Mick and Jerry Snodgress, applying the second layer of cob.
Mick and Jerry, applying the second layer of cob.
Maria and Chauncey Snodgress at the end of forming the oven.
Maria and Chauncey at the end of forming the oven.
After things have had a few days to dry, we cut out the doorway.
After things have had a few days to dry, we cut out the doorway.
Elaine Ball is digging out the sand form.
Elaine is digging out the sand form.
A complete cob oven.
A complete cob oven.
Behind the wooden door
Behind the wooden door.
IMG_pie is done!
The first pizza party coincided with the first snowfall of winter.

 

 

 

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