Yay! It fired up sooo easily, even after not being used for almost a year! More signs of being built well!
Sharla helped me get it going and helped maintain it; because, you know, feast nights are a busy time.
Then, just as the hickory
was about all turned to ashes, Evan showed up with apple
branches! After which he helped watch it and keep the fire burning, too. Now that we have a decent bundle of apple
branches, I am so excited to use it again!
Matt, perhaps you can answer
a few quick questions on how it was made. The top is a cement slab, which is great because we don't have a roof over it which you'd need for a cob
bench. Were the side hardi-board (sp?) or more cement slabs? With cob
holding them together?
Is this one an open chamber in the bench, or with ducting in the bench?
I do apologize for not knowing these things. I should
, really. Though I've tuned out a bunch of the information that flies around this place just to keep from going into information overload.