Wednesday, April 2, 2008
I'm flaunting the oven, I know...I can't help it, though it has been slow to make a place in my heart, I can say it: I love this oven! The paint came out beautifully and we fired it back up again last night to bake in today. We hardly turn on the propane oven on days like this, and now that propane has gone up like everything else, it is finally more economical to fire the wood oven. A big part of this is the fact that my husband, bless him, has taken on the job of finding us birch trees that have already fallen or need to be thinned. (Birch and alder are our main fuels) He bucks it up hauls it to our house where the kids use the wood splitter to chunk it up...it's a family affair! Some families play monopoly, we split wood. It has paid off, in many ways, not the least of which is the consant operation of this oven...in a sustainable and affordable way.