Friday, October 24, 2008
It feels like it is taking forever to finish. But our oven project is inching towards completion. I've been off the project for over a month to concentrate on building a custom meat butchery. However, Steve Crozier, an ex pat Brit and long time friend of the farm stepped up and took charge of finishing the masonry. Yesterday Steve -who was a bricklayer somewhere back in his long ago- laid the last arch of the oven vault and Trent, lit a fire to see how it drafted.
There is still a lot to do. Rebar has to be bent and laid over the roof of the vault. We have to build a form to hold the concrete that must be poured for the roof. Bricks for the front must be bedded, a chimney erected, the ledge around the perimeter finished and more. But it will get done and I predict that by spring we will be baking bread and roasting meat in this monster.
About the title
I had no idea what to name this post so I just pulled out the first words that came out of memory. "Focus" is Latin for hearth and it is resolving in that it is becoming what it is meant to be.
Whatever. I'm tired.