We’re getting ready to host our second big event next weekend. Our first event, a family and friends Thanksgiving weekend, was overshadowed by the death of our friend. We made it through, but our minds were elsewhere. Looking back we can see how our guests enjoyed being around the bonfire, in the sunroom, and on the patio. People felt comfortable taking little walks around to explore. My sister and her friend even set up a tent in the back. It was exciting to see cars lined up in our parking lot.
Paella was successful. Made it on the BBQ but eventually hope to be able to use the earth oven for this dish, which I learned to make years ago in Spain.
Sunroom can hold quite a crowd.
Bonfire under the stars, using a drum horse feeder we found on our property.
Thanksgiving proper on the patio. The turkey didn't get done in time but luckily I also made a ham. My mom taught me never to shirk on food!
Anna does most of the writing. Ted does most of the photos. But sometimes we switch. We are repairing a distressed property in 29 Palms, California, and eventually hope to run an artist residency there.