Monday, June 28, 2010

on the back burner

One of the many oddities that attracted me to my husband was his huge collection of MEN Mags. That said this particular issue dating from June/July 1982 is one of my favs. This project has been on my personal to do list since I first started outdoor canning.
The other day I pulled back the tarp from my antique coal cook stove only to realize that without some major repair work it wasn't going to hold a fire. The firebox or bowl as seen better days. There is also the fact that it is almost impossible to camoflage the stove form visitors (upcomming roof replacement followed by upcomming code inspection).
LSS time to build a version of Mother Earth News cool outdoor mud stove.
Hmm, if a two pot stove is da bomb baby, wouldn't a three pot stove be da kind !

K, if anyone runs across a link or pics from someone who has built a stove like this or if you have please grant me with your hard earned knowledge or opinions before I pour cement.
I want to incorporate parts from my old canning stove such as the door which houses the flue.
I also would want the stack to be removeable.

~~ pelenaka ~~


  1. I love your comment about your husband's collection of old Mother Earth News drawing you to him. I have a huge box of them. The box is labeled Old MEN. People look at me like I'm crazy when they see that. Can't help it, though, so many useful ideas in there I just can't let them go.

  2. Don't ever let them go !
    If for no better reason than those old MEN give u ideas, lol.


Thanks, good to know there are other's with this interest