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Hanging out on the patio

posted Jul 14, 2008, 12:34 PM by Kevin Coughlin   [ updated Apr 13, 2013, 9:24 PM ]
I took various bits of metal and a tarp or two, bent and welded them, and setup a sturdy "porch awning" in front of the bus. The lattice section is the small garden (tomatoes, melons, some mutant gourd that is trying to eat the fence, peppers, and jalapenos). The big dog, Clue, kept digging up the tomato plants and we did not want to have to kill him.

Important features for summertime living? A bug zapper (upper left hanging from the framework in the back) and the propane barbeque - so that we don't have to heat up the kitchen to cook dinner. The BBQ has a side burner - ostensibly to put a pot of water cooking corn or some such. I have been putting my wok on it, and doing stir fry out there.

I even set the XL sized "dogloo" on the porch .... and the XS sized dog has claimed it as his own. He loves it.... and it is safer for him (less likely to be mistaken for food by some of the hawks and eagles that live around here - they can stick with the rabbits and marmots instead).