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

Moving Right Along


Al Anderson and Glen Beachy take time to pose for picture. Posted by Picasa

Nearly Complete

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Adobe Block Crew

The Adobe Oven Crew,
Glen and Melba Beachy, and granddaughter Heidi Graham. Heidi's dad Howard is the inventor of the mold, it was designed to build Igloos out of snow, which it does very well, and is a great winter activity for both kids and adults. The brand name is Eskimold and can be purchased on line at www.eskimold.com We were pleased to find the Eskimold works equally well for adobe as it does for snow.
The oven in the above picture still needs a door and a couple more layers of mortar on the outside.