The nights have been above freezing so we’ve begun work on the masonry oven again. I am trying to not get too excited, but it’s hard. It is fun when it gets to this point: we’re building the arch of the barrel vault of the oven so it’s really taking shape.
Of course, I had to take a day off of work to accomplish this, or rather, to get all my other work completed so I could take on this task. But: peas, potatoes, favas and garbanzos are planted and a lot of other garden grunt work was completed. Milking muscles work well for weed-pulling!
The arch should be finished this week, and then we’ll begin on the chimney and entry arch. Then, it’s all concrete work. I am guessing we’ll fire the thing up by the end of April. Whee!