But because New Mexican weather is so agreeable, we spend as much time outside as possible. Lately even at 7am my son wants to eat his breakfast on the porch and of course we all linger outside until dark. We have furthered this outdoor life by finishing our outdoor kitchen which has been a work in progress for many, many years. It is kind of life long dream of mine and I can’t tell you what a joy it is to be able to literally be outside all day long, gardening, cooking and eating all in the fresh air. Since it has been such a labor of love I thought I would share the process and progress through the years….
It is filled in with mud and straw and for our baby shower it was plastered with the same by our dear friends, completing another side of the kitchen zone.
And then began the patio with a pile of bricks that sat in the front yard and was put to good use for almost three years as a high risk toddler climbing structure
(Don’t worry he lived through it and loved every minute or it!)
Sand was gathered from the river,
Bricks were lovingly laid
digging was done
Trenches were made (and staid a little longer than they were welcome)
and with all that trench dirt, old abodes from another construction project years back and a big pile of stones a bonus
Which provided hours of good family fun!
And will continue to for years
The bricks continue to be laid,
But soon enough, pure satisfaction!!
Pride of a job well done
the joy of sharing our space with good friends
And best of all, lots of parties to come!! Here’s to all your good work dear! So many thank yous for our beautiful little home, inside and out!