Where There’s Smoke……

Since I no longer sleep at night due to anxiety and anticipation and nervousness and worry and stress and all those things, the days seem to be a whorl of tasks – some done, some yet to be done, some never to be done at all, I’m afraid.

Thank goodness for Tim and his constant plodding along. Not that he plods, but you get my meaning – he cheerfully keeps on going and going, day in and day out, dragging me along with him (as long as I keep him fed, that is). I know soon it will be my turn to be the super busy one, throwing bread and pizzas into that oven until I am doing it in my sleep. Ah, sleep…

Yesterday was another milestone day – smoke came out of the bread oven’s chimney! WHAT chimney, you say? Well, the one we installed yesterday. Here are the latest photos, starting with the lovely scene in the grain store – GRAIN, nearly to the ceiling!

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Just about 2000 kg of organic grains and flour just waiting to be converted into yummy bread. SOON!
Tim and his clean feet on the roof, installing the chimney.
Tim and his clean feet on the roof, installing the chimney. Great thing the sun was shining yesterday.
The first little fire - not to warm or dry the oven, just to see if the smoke would actually go up the chimney. AND IT DID! Our friend Margaret was there to witness the marvel.
The first little fire – not to warm or dry the oven, just to see if the smoke would actually go up the chimney. AND IT DID! Our friend Margaret was there to witness the marvel.
Insulating the façade of the oven. Nice outfit, Kate.
Insulating the façade of the oven. Nice outfit, Kate.
The oven façade, in some kind of 1980s metal dress - the stucco mesh. Tim LOVED doing this job.
The oven façade, in some kind of 1980s metal dress – the stucco mesh. Tim LOVED doing this job. There is a small heater inside the oven helping to cure the concrete, hence the cord and the insulation in the doorway.

 

 

5 thoughts on “Where There’s Smoke……

  1. It’s so exciting reading your (almost) daily Blogs. As good as the Summer of 2012 when you were
    cycling to St. Johns. XX B p.s. Happy baking.

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