The Outdoor Kitchen is as finished as it is going to be for a while.
I can spare no more time hammering and bashing...I have run out of fingers to hit.
Spring is nigh and the garden needs my attention.
The sink still needs to be plumbed...in and out.
I want to put a cupboard under the bench
on the left to cover the plumbing.
Landscaping will have to wait.
A question from a reader (you know who you are Mark)
asked how I intended to cook in the ODK.
Well, I suppose, I am not planning to cook
much more than barbecues out there...
at least until I get round to building the pizza oven.
The sink will be fabulous for washing veggies from the garden
and there are even two brushes and a colander
already in residence for this purpose. I
will store the pumpkins and garlic out there.
The bench will be used as a servery
for salads and side dishes when dining al fresco.
So I have been wondering what I have actually built.
I enjoy looking at it and it makes an interesting focal point from the lounge.
The grape vine will add to it's visual attraction.
But...is the ODK a folly?
Wikipedia defines a garden folly as
a building constructed primarily for decoration,
but either suggesting by its appearance some other purpose,
or merely so extravagant that it transcends
the normal range of garden ornaments
or other class of building to which it belongs.
There is only one real rule -
true follies are unconscious creations,
and the real folly builder will deny that
what he or she has created could possibly be a folly.
You cannot build one deliberately.
Only other people can bestow the
title of Folly on your monstrous erection.
Well according to the second definition,
I cannot say what I have built...
only others (you) can so...
Is my monstrous erection