Back wall closets:
|strawberry mint smoothie... mmmm!|
|strawberry-walnut salad with lettuce from the garden|
Chad ordered around 750 ladybugs to release on our orange tree because we've been battling with cottony cushion scale, an insect that often feeds on citrus trees. It's a gross little white fluffy insect seen below. Chad read that ladybugs were natural predators, but it turns out it's vedalia ladybeetle, a specific type of ladybug, that will really eat them up. Unfortunately, those aren't sold commercially.
|our bedroom view|
|huge tomato "tree"!|
|lots of heirloom tomatoes growing... they are so good!|
|our outdoor garden|
Around the House
|curtain doorway to our bedroom|
|our bathroom, with shower curtains and blinds for privacy|
|our/Koda's bed with curtains in window|
Wood-Fired Brick Pizza Oven!
Chad couldn't help himself and started this "fall 2013" project at full speed. He's doing it himself and saving us $thousands.
|Chad embedded ceramic insulation board and insulating firebrick into the 6" thick slab of vermiculite concrete. The brick floor and dome will be built right on top of this.|
|first chain of bricks put in, along with the landing and opening|
|2nd and 3rd chain, needing firebrick wedges to start to round it out|
|arch doorway framed and set|
|arched opening and 4th chain|
|Chad created a little jig to help hold up the 5th chain before it dries|
|this is starting to become a very fun place for cats to check out... before there's any fire, that is|
|7th chain in!|
|there's a valve in the ball which we'll release to deflate and remove in the end|
|Chad's pic from the top... all I could say is "it's crowning!"|