Solar Oven End of Season

22 Oct

Dangnabbit..where did my text all go? I had a beautiful writeup with 14 poems..ah well. Here is a synopsis:

Woodstove season is quickly approaching (Nov1)..and with it comes an oven (it’s a cookstove) so we won’t need to use the solar oven to cook anything…so today was nice and sunny so I threw some squash from the garden in to slow-cook.


Only 7c today so it wasn’t overly hot but the sun was bright..I put the oven out at noon, put the food in 1/2 hour later and aligned the oven with the sun every hour and 4 hours later checked it..



..perfect! I am sure it was done earlier but one of my favorite things about the sun oven is that it seldom burns food. Sorry, no pictures of the final product after soup’izing the squash, the Mulligatawny soup was devoured as soon as it was ready..too good to wait to take a picture!


Posted by on October 22, 2012 in Construction


5 responses to “Solar Oven End of Season

  1. Shim Farm (@ShimFarm)

    October 23, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Yummm…Mulligatawny. Sounds great.

    We used your solar method to melt beeswax from my dad’s hives so we could filter it and then make candles. It’s amazing just how strong the sun is. I dunno, maybe we didn’t get out enough as kids, but we found it fascinating, watching the first drops of wax falling…

    • eagergridlessbeaver

      October 24, 2012 at 2:22 pm

      it was good! Yeah, it really is amazing what the sun, a couple of reflectors and a sealed black box will do! Simple technology at work for you!

  2. jambaloney

    October 24, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Mulligatawny rocks!!

    that solar over looks good – we will get to that stage next year – got all yer wood ready??

    grass looks great – you have a super nice place !!!

    • eagergridlessbeaver

      October 24, 2012 at 2:25 pm

      I have seen what you can do..I am sure you could build one with scraps/free stuff.

      Yes, the wood is all ready to go, we do have some to chunk up but either way we should be good for winter…and yes, the grass is starting to look great..’super nice’ might be a stretch! hehe

  3. Robin

    November 11, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    I just looked up mulligatawny because I had never heard of it before. Do you have a special recipe you use?


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