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Old 01-14-2008, 11:29 AM
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Great looking bread Frances! Glad your oven is such a success!
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Old 02-01-2008, 02:20 AM
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This is a picture of what I'm going to stick on the top of my oven!

I would like to put it on the chimney, but I think it'd get too hot there, and also I don't want to add yet more weight to the vent...
Of course on the top of the oven it won't be high up enough to show the wind direction - but I don't really care. It is just so cool and we've decided that it'll have to go on the oven somewhere!

btw, we're going on holiday for a week tomorrow. Skiing in Jaun (which is near the Jaun pass - and I don't know where that is either, so its probably a good thing we've got a map in the car, eh?)
So people, keep up the good work, I look forward to seeing some major progress in a weeks time. OK?
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Old 02-01-2008, 02:48 PM
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Frances,
I love the wind vane - dragons!!! But alas I have no need of one since the waves tell me the answer. Enjoy your skiing trip, Our last one we tried snowboarding and for us it was a big mistake. Even with instructions, the snow was to sticky, surprised no broken wrists.
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Old 02-05-2008, 09:38 PM
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Frances, that dragon is great! Hope the skiing is/was, too!

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Frances,
The flying dragon is perfect. And we all know he breaths fire, so the top of the oven is a no-brainer.

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Old 02-07-2008, 11:49 AM
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Your bread looks wonderful, I am especially fond of the dinner rolls in the background of the photo.
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:24 PM
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This is a picture of what I'm going to stick on the top of my oven!

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Attached is a snap of what I WAS going to put on top of my oven - but have since decided against it on technical grounds (fibreglassing the support plate onto the dome apex mightn't withstand the occasional gale force winds here) and esthetical grounds (it just wouldn't look right next to the stainless steel chimney)...

So for the moment it is sitting attached to a tree stump next to the Forno del Gallo oven - I'll probably incorporate it into the landscaping/seating arrangements somehow :-)

Have a good one!

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Old 02-25-2008, 09:02 AM
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Thank you for all the nice comments about the weather vane - I just love those things, yours too carioca!

Hooray, for the time being it looks as if spring is here!!! A bit early maybe, but I'm not grumbling.

So I finally go back out there and slapped the last bit of the first coat of the stucco/mortar layer on the oven. More wire and rebar next, then more mortar. And with oven work resumed I thought I needed to start singing again... you all know the song by Gloria Gaynar

So now I'm back
from in the warm,
I am glad to see the winter
did not do my oven harm

I should have cut that stupid brick
I should have let that joint there be
but you know just at the moment
there's nothing can bother me

Hmm, needs some work maybe, but I've got a bit rusty over the winter...

The pics aren't very exciting, but so what?!! I'm back in business!!! (for now anyway........) The last pic is for Sarah. And I hope that Spring will come to Canada soon, too
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:30 AM
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I'm happy for you Frances.

Beautiful flower!
I don't recognize it... what would it's name be?

Nice of you to think of Sarah, maybe she will see flowers soon!
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:18 AM
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[QUOTE=asudavew;25065]I'm happy for you Frances.

Beautiful flower!
I don't recognize it... what would it's name be?

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That looks suspiciously like a crocus. I have them as my "first sign of spring" alarm in my yard. They pop up for a nice spot of color for a few weeks and then disappear for another year.
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