Monthly Archives: September 2014

Between Baking and Building: The Journey of a Beehive (Cob) Oven

Before one can use a cob oven (cob meaning earth or in this instance clay, sand, water and a smattering of straw) there is the necessary–and often long–drying period.  The cob needs to dry (outside and inside) and harden, forming … Continue reading

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Rebuilding a Beehive (Cob or Bake) Oven

The first weekend of May began with our Beehive Oven Workshop.  Ed Murphy, leading the workshop was anxious to get things underway.  First folks sieved the clay to remove any stray bits, then sand and water were mixed with the … Continue reading

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