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Friday, March 18, 2011
meesh learns to fire the lil' gas kiln (aka baby kiln)
we finished loading the kiln on thursday afternoon... since it was much later than planned we decided to hold off on firing until today. i bricked up the door last night and lit the burners shortly after 9:00 am this morning. i have never fired this kiln, just helped with loading and then jeff took over the firing. this go around jeff will walk me through it and i will make all the adjustments to the burners, peep holes and dampers. i found my log book from the NH kiln and i am going to take good notes on this firing. i need to learn how to fire this on my own!
it's going to be a nice day here in Seagrove with temps nearing 80 degrees. if i step outside of the kiln shed there is a nice view of my neighbors farm. as we work we can hear the cows mooing and occasionally the goats making noise, seemingly trying to get our attention.