The Bag Lady doesn't have a whole lot for you today. She spent most of yesterday outside again, working on her yard. The dandelions and weeds seem to take great delight in multiplying behind her back!
She gathered some wood from the pasture and stacked it by her outdoor oven in preparation for doing some baking some day soon. She has to do a little repair work (again) on the crack that reappears every spring. The frost makes the ground move, which causes a shift in the blocks that hold up her oven, which causes a crack in the cement. Every year, the Bag Lady tries to repair the crack, and every year, it reappears. Sigh.
Here are some pictures of the oven from a couple of years ago:
First, you start a fire.....
When the fire has burned in the oven for a couple of hours and heated the bricks sufficiently, you let it die down, scrape out the ashes and put your food inside. The Bag Lady has a wooden "door" that she built to fit the opening. She soaks it in water while the fire is burning, and once she puts her food in the oven, she blocks the front opening with the door.
On a good day, when everything is going well, this is what comes out of the oven:
The outdoor oven makes the absolute best pizza in the entire universe, too!
Now, if the Bag Lady could get the crack repaired, she could bake something....