Every Thursday we like to post a picture of something we've found online that inspires us to do something similar at the farm.
Sort of our own blog bulletin board so that we can eventually look back and someday, hopefully anyway, recreate it...enjoy!
|Under the tree deck, image courtesy of SunsetLiving.com|
2nd Man and I have been looking at options for underneath "Barnabas" (our party tree at the side of the house). It's one of those spots where we WILL have a dinner table for outdoor dining. It's close to the house and it's under an awesome old mesquite tree. But at times it's wet. There are weeds and grass that grow under it and when they are reduced, then it gets muddy if it's wet and you walk around under it. It would take some work to keep it up.
Then we stumbled across this and it got us to thinking. It might make more sense to build a deck around and under the tree. It would actually make it into more of the outdoor room that we originally envisioned. Of course this is an added expense of materials and labor to help us build it but it's one thing we are considering. I will start cleaning out the area under the tree this Spring/Summer and we'll see what we can make happen.