Matt and I Dig a Kitchen..."

To Accompany the article on Kitchens
©2002 by John U. Rees

8:00 A.M. Kitchen trench was outlined with lime.
Sod removal is begun.

Digging the first two fire pits.

Circa 4:30 PM: One third of kitchen completed;
trench with three fire places. Roughly 3 hours
per fireplace were needed to complete a single position.

Fireplace on left has a sheet-iron kettle
sitting on two pieces of sod to allow fire draught.

Preparing food on an earthen kitchen.

Kitchen fire box at night .