I've named our earth oven, he's called Earl. I'm just one of 'those' people. So just in case as you're reading and I refer regularly to Earl, you know what I am going on about.
We've had the earth oven in place all Summer and it's been wonderful, some excellent pizza parties with friends and family, Earl is well and truly part of the family. I can't wait to have a bit more time to test out some wood fired recipes this Autumn, but he can only really survive the winter properly if we build him a roof which will most likely turn into Part Three of this blog...
Back to where I left off. Finally achieving the smooth even brick layer base it was time to think about and start to build the dome which is the most crucial part of the oven.
I mentioned in Part One that we followed Simon's blog for ou