DO YOU ENJOY DINING OUTSIDE DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS? I’M SHARING OUR FIRE PIT PATIO AREA WITH YOU TODAY. I’M JOINING JENNIFER AND SEVERAL OTHER BLOGGERS IN THE COZY LIVING SERIES. MAKE SURE AND CLICK ON THE THUMBNAILS BELOW TO SEE WHAT EVERYONE ELSE IS SHARING THIS MONTH!
Are you all for it or totally against dining outside on the patio during the summer months? It’s something that I enjoy and do so quite regularly with my lunch meal. I tend to take my iPad along with me and catch up on things while I eat on the covered front porch.
We have 4 outside porches here at the cabin. Two are covered, one overlooks the back 40, and one is on the walkout basement side of the cabin out by the fire pit. No matter what time of day it is I can always find sunlight or shade; whatever I fancy. As I get older I try and keep my face out of the sun as much as possible. If you catch me outside on a sunny day I always have a hat on to shield my face from the damaging rays.
Here in Michigan we I see so many months of cold and snow that I like to take advantage of the nice days and make the most of them. I just can’t get Hubby on board with me. He says he doesn’t want to fight the bugs for his meal so we never eat outside when he’s home. I don’t want them landing in my food either but I don’t mind waving my hand and shooing them away from time to time.
I’ve tried several ways to keep the bugs away and what works the best seems to be lavender. Placing a big ole’ lavender plant in the middle of the dining table keeps the mosquitos and flys away. Every year I pot of a few plants in my galvanized sap bucket just for this purpose. It’s the best bug repellent I’ve found so far.
Do you have any tricks that keep the bugs away when you eat outside? What’s your favorite meal to have? And do you dine on the patio often? Leave a comment below with what works for you!