mud and silt not available in our neck of woods
We live in an area that that our ground is MOSTLY bedrock and clay. The clay is GREAT but, the rocks are soooo abundant that it is not worth it to pick out every bedrock that is in our area. We live in Missouri. I'm sure this where the flintstones use to live - bedrock city.
Ok. with that introduction, we have been trying to figure out a way we could make a nice oven. I have seen things around the internet of others using a adobe bricks. I'm for that, but I still have a desire to seal up all the cracks, but most of all to make it look like nice.
Another reason is because my 17yo son seems to have a passion to learn more about masonry in regards to this. I would like to somehow help him begin doing something like this (and I might just get my coveted bread oven). Anyone have any ideas of how we can build one without mud and silt in our area? Is there a source we can obtain some silt to use with the bricks/rocks that we can find in our area.
Any food for thought would be appreciative.