Rocket Kitchen:: our outdoor kitchen, for getting kids (big and little) outside, mucky, baking bread, making pizza, using the ingredients we grow here (juicy tomatoes, fragrant herbs, delicious onions, fabulous salads). Thanks to Unltd for our wee grant to pay for getting expert advice on building our beeeoootiful cob oven, built with wonderful local volunteers from Hayle, Truro, Camborne, Mount Hawke, Penwith and even Shropshire! - using stone, clay, soil, and rainwater all from the land. And ALL built in the rain...what a fantastic team. :) A HUGE thank you to Claire, Ruby, Hev, Bee, Nancy, Kate, Seamus, Marja, Possum (who would have been there if she could) and Andrew from Smallholder Training in Devon for a top notch cob oven masterclass - we all learned LOADS! Just hover over the photos to learn a bit more - or click on each one to make them bigger. Thanks to the fabulous Ruby Ingleheart for lots of these photos (the best ones!) :) Enjoy!
First...prepare the ground ... clearing brambles and bracken and removing the dead tree.
Next steps: a door, removal of the sand from the inside, once it's dried, and final render. Next stop: working with the local school to give it a face...then come spring, pizza and bread making with local children, here we come!