July 17, 2014

'The great 17thc. outdoor beehive bakeoven-building experience'---A summertime adventure to remember~

THE BACK YARD 'PILGRIM BAKE OVEN PROJECT'

WE HAVE BUILT AN AUTHENTIC PERIOD-STYLE COB 'BEEHIVE' BAKE OVEN IN OUR BACK GARDEN. THE TWO OF US BUILT OUR OVEN WITH NO MONEY, USING HISTORICALLY CORRECT MATERIALS FROM OUR OWN PROPERTY, THINGS WE HAD OR HAD SALVAGED MONTHS OR YEARS BEFORE,  AND CLAY THAT WE DUG UP ON OUR LAND. 
We decided to build our own period-correct (17thc. style) cob bake oven in our back garden similar to one at Plimoth Plantation~
This project was not about money; it was about keeping the 'old ways' alive by making something with your own 2 hands, and investing hours and days or weeks in something worthwhile to enjoy and to remember, and to recreate a little bit of the past of our ancestors.
The biggest allure of the project was not only anticipation of wonderful homemade food we'll make in it, but the fact that we did every bit of it ourselves, and with materials we already had, had salvaged, or dug up ourselves,---Just like the first-comers at Plimoth. 
We have used our own resources, as well as all of our own best efforts.
We're pretty proud of what we have done, especially since we had never done anything like this before.
It was great to learn new skills but most of all it was like taking a trip back in time to recreate something our pilgrim ancestors made. 

***(SEE MORE ON OUR 'PROJECTS GALLERY PAGE' OF OUR WEBSITE~
WE NOW HAVE THE~
  'BIG REVEAL' PHOTOS OF OUR FINISHED COB BAKE OVEN ON OUR WEBSITE.

We've had a blast building our oven~ 
WE APPRECIATE HEARING FROM THOSE OF YOU WHO VISIT OUR WEBSITE---
SO MANY PEOPLE DON'T TAKE THE TIME OR TROUBLE TO EMAIL COMPLIMENTS, BUT TO ALL WHO DID, AND WHO LOVED VISITING OUR STEP-BY-STEP PHOTO GALLERY OF OUR ADVENTURE WHEN IT WAS UP, WHO WERE GOB-SMACKED BY OUR EFFORTS AND OUR OVEN,
~THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR KIND WORDS~WE APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS SO VERY MUCH.
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*(The step-by-step photos from our
have been taken down now
but see us bake pizza in our oven! Photos are now up on our website~
***( Our galleries are up for a limited time. They change periodically to reflect our 17th/18thc. life and adventures).