The Dutch Oven Diner

We’re in the middle of a BIG remodel on the house, which is going to expand the kitchen and dining room quite a bit!  Some of you have been here at times when 12 people were huddled around one table, getting to know each other really well!  With the extra square footage and the addition of a screened-in porch there will be a little more elbowroom around the table on those busy weeks now.  Patricia will have additional workspace in the kitchen and the change in layout will allow her to be more a part of the conversation when she’s cooking.  There will also be a wash station and a drink station, helping with the overall flow of traffic.   We’re all really excited about the remodel and know that it’s going to enhance your time with us as well!  So if the kitchen and dining room are bare studs and electrical wires, where is everyone eating?

The newly christened Dutch Oven Diner!  Patricia worked her organizational and cleaning magic and converted Kim’s shop into her temporary kitchen and dining room.  She is a brave woman, but it turned out cute!  We’ve had two weeks of guests so far, and while it’s been an adjustment, it has worked out well.

You can never really know for sure during a remodel, but we are guesstimating a May/June completion date.  We’ll keep you posted on the progress!

Panorama of the new layout.  The French doors aren't installed yet, but you can see where they are framed in, this will be the new entrance.

Panorama of the new layout. The French doors aren’t installed yet, but you can see where they are framed in, this will be the new entrance (click on the photo to enlarge it)

Remodel Outside

 

Our warm weather allows us to open the shop door to bring the outside in.

We chose the name and Becca painted a sign to make it more official and fun.  The name is intended to play on the aspect of “roughing it”, but if you’ve ever had one of Patricia’s dutch oven meals prepared on the campfire, you know it is Capital-D-licious!  The same holds true in our temporary setting!  Our warm weather allows up to open the shop door and bring the outside in.  

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