First, the biking. I got my Badger on a Penny Farthing shirt today and it is filled with the right on! Every bike lover needs one of these from Dark Cycle Clothing on Etsy.
And in baking news, the backyard Pompeii oven is progressing along. G has been hard at work using all salvaged materials, until today. He had to buy special fire bricks for the cooking surface. He had to get new bricks for the cooking surface but was able to buy used for the dome.
Building the forms for the concrete base.
Base poured and walls built.
The large piece of stone in front was salvaged a couple of years ago from a house G was building. They were taking a small bungalow and popping the top and in the course of that the porch was torn down. The owner didn't want any of the materials so we got some nice big pieces of stone and enough flagstone
to do our front walk and back patio.
Laying out the cooking base.
When the oven is complete we're planning a huge backyard pizza party. G will make the dough and it will be topping pot luck. And beer, we'll have beer too. I'm excited because despite the heat we'll still get homemade bread. We have a swamp cooler in the house and it works really, really well, but not even a swampy can stand up to a hot oven on a 95 degree day.
A Lovely Sunday Ride is a twice monthly slow ride for ladies in the spirit of cycle chic. Each ride we explore one of the Denver Metro areas beautiful neighborhoods, ending for coffee, brunch, ice cream and maybe a cocktail!