Antonio Sanchez added 2 new photos. September 7, 2015 · Horno Stucco Project 2015 My brother and I have been working with adobe for nearly our entire lives. We have done many work projects involving the ancient building method of mixing clay soil, water and straw to form adobe structures. It literally is in the blood. Our ancestors used adobe to build their homes. From our ancient Apache/Diné predecessors to the Spanish adoberos in our family genealogy, all have utilized this method of building. We inherited this by being born into it....we literally grew up with the adobe builder culture. On both sides of my family...my parents came from this background and we are blessed to have this in our family circle. Working with adobe is more than a labor of love....it is a way of life that is loved and cherished. So we strive to save what is left of that which our ancestors left for us. Our maternal grandmother Rosita Mogues-Argüello used this horno to bake and cook. She was famous throughout southern Colorado for her Chicos, which many in our family remember lovingly. So it is in her memory that we maintain this horno. It is hard work because there is no running water nor electricity near the spot where the horno sits. We have to haul the water from a nearby creek and we used a gas-powered generator to run a mixer. Otherwise we would have had to mix the soil, water and straw in a wheelbarrow. This is something we have done before and decided that using a mixer is way better! We had help from behind the scenes for this project. Our primo Daniel in Trinidad kindly allowed the usage of his truck for the task of hauling water from the creek. Another primo provided a barrel for the water and a wheelbarrow because both of the wheelbarrows we had were with flat tires. Also a good friend from Burma provided nourishment with his amazing tea leaf salad! It took us about a day and a half to complete two coats of adobe. The first coat consisted of the clay soil, straw and water mix. The straw acts as a binder to hold the soil together. The second coat was made with sifted clay soil and water...no straw. This is a finish coat to make a smoother surface and helps keep rain water flowing off the round shaped dome of the horno. In a few weeks we plan on returning to have a small feast cooked entirely in the horno.
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