Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Adobe Oven in Guatemala


Beachy places first round of adobe blocks for the oven. The adobe mud/dirt was mixed on site and made into blocks using the Eskimold; after a few days in the sun they were ready to build with. The local bakery uses a much larger adobe oven to bake in, the one we built is a good size for home use. For those who don't know the oven is heated by building a wood fire inside, when the oven is up to temperature and the fire is burnt out, the bread, etc is placed inside and the door is shut, it then bakes from the heat stored in the walls of the oven. Posted by Picasa