A crucial oven repair . ..

It’s been nearly two years of regular baking in our large wood-fired oven, and finally the bottom stones have begun to crack under the strain.  So our assistant baker was recruited to mend them!  Nine, 30cm tiles later, the job was finished, but there’s still the problem of getting the repairman out of the oven!  We expect all will have been taken care of in time for our first breadmaking courses of the season.