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Re: Dung?

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Bunki Kramer (
Tue, 10 Sep 1996 20:40:32 -0700

Hi, Sid....You wrote...
>Dung firing is super easy--primitive in fact!! Take your
>throroughly dry clay pieces (even warmed up would be good) outside and put in
>the dirt--cover with a coffee can--arrange dry cow pies all around the
>coffee can in a sort of beehive. Light the hive and stand back. They
>burn with an incredible amount of heat. When they are burned down (about
>45 min. you can tip over the can and should find a beautifully blackened,
>fired pot. Watch out because the ground is super heated for a long time.

>You would also have to get rid of weeds etc. all around the area. Our fire
>dept. wanted to be notified and inspect the area first, and then be told
>of the exact time and date so they wouldn't answer a call from some
>well-meaning person. You need to use low-fire clay. I know you can also
>use sheep poop, but I don't know how many other substitutes would work.
>Try it first, but it's really exciting, and of course mid school kids
>will like all parts, especially the dung. Sid

This is SOOOO neat! I really hope you don't mind if I send this out to the
entire chatgroup. I've told a few people about your message and several of
us have been eagerly waiting to hear more. If you have anything to add
(!), please do. I know nothing about this, er, particular subject. I find


Bunki Kramer
Los Cerros Middle School
968 Blemer Road
Danville, California 94526