Tuesday, August 30, 2011

cow poo, ant hill, red clay.....stomp stomp!

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!

Now the doorway will be shaped to fit a door hatch at the front, and wayne will come up with  a with a super cool door , cause he's really clever!!

And that rooster below, its days are numbered I TELL YOU, nice to his ladies but not nice to small people..

Stupid stray...!

I threw a shoe at him yesterday.

Mana had fallen asleep in the car on our way back from shopping and he flys out of his pen all the time!...., he was  cock a doodling around the car!!! making such a noise...

I found a shoe near by

and threw, 

to scare him away of course...

and it hit him,

I was horrified....

"SORRY mr rooster" I called, "I , I , I just did not want you to wake the sleeping Troll in my car!"

He flew off around the corner back to his pen and sulked ten times LOUDER to his ladies!

The sleeping Troll stayed asleep luckily and woke up later as an ANGEL!


  1. i miss the little troll & her big brother. Can't wait til this weekend :) Pizza oven looks great!!! xx

  2. Hi didnt realise you had a blog so having a read through. That brings back memories the "ant heaps" l didn't realise the old man was now 50 doesn't seem so long ago we were kids fighting and laughing so many memories :-D

  3. Lol.... your Pizza Hut is look fantastic...just hope that the pizza won't be poo flavoured... We have a cockerel next door that starts shouting at 3am... I'm hoping his days will be numbered... Isn't lovely when trolls turn into Angels...shame they turn back into trolls again.... :)

  4. couldn't stop smiling and laughing at this post!


  5. Seeya on the weekend Cas! and you can play with the troll all you like!!

    hey caro, we did not realize you had a blog either. Hope you are well and enjoyed reading the blog. I cant believe he is 50 either, he sure don't act like it!!

    I am glad others can see the humor in this too, the poor rooster wont come near me now!! He just give me this strange sideways look that says " you hurt me.....boo hoo!"

    The angel has already turned back into a troll!!

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