Never too old for all reasonable projects.
Over 40 years ago we read an article in “Mother Earth News” about a backyard wood fired oven and decided that was something we would like to do.
Now at age 72 and having no experience, if we were ever going to it, the time was now. Last year during a very cold, snowy winter I spent a great deal of time surfing the web and ran across your plans and ordered a CD’s. After a great deal of research, study and your details with photos we pushed forward. The winters in Cache Valley Utah are cold and snowy, delaying our foundation start until May.
My wife and I dug the hole, mixed and poured the concrete ourselves. We made daily trips with our 4wheeler and trailer to the gravel pit for the next days project. After 3 months of daily labor we fired up our finished oven. With the appropriate curing time we invited a few friends for our first pizza party. We didn’t realize how many friends we had until the summer was over and snow returned. We had made and served over 300 pizzas so far and we are still counting.
Our thanks to you for putting together a program we could follow.
Dennis and Carolyn
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