So my husband is a zimbabwean and..... well he has been in Australia for 24 years,
he was 26 when he came here.
yes, the numbers all add up.
He will be 50.
He has wanted to build a cob pizza oven for a long time.
So coming from Zim he remembers on his cousins farm the zimbabwean people used ant hills to build the kilns to fire their clay bricks and cow poo as floors and sealers to many buildings and enclosures.
So that is why the stink of cow manure has permeated my hands and no amount of scrubbing and soaking has removed the pong..yet!!
|The door has been cut and the thermal straw layer is being applied....|
after more stomping.....
|Close up of dome..those eskimos really new what they were doing, it has not collapsed and we are ecstatic!|
|Now the cow poo, ant hill and more clay is mixed to make this paste!|
|Then patted and smoothed to make it look really cool and professional like we know what we are doing...|
pretty cool hey!