Just kidding! Of course, the trench is for the footers, which should be poured on Saturday. The plan is for adobe pillars (to match the house) about 3 and 1/2 ft. high, placed approx. 6 feet apart, with a screen-type iron panel in-between. The iron will rust and achieve a nice patina over time and also allow for more of an open feel than a solid fence panel.There will be about 2 ft. of dirt between the concrete patio and the fence where I can plant lots of flowers and plants and create a little "oasis in the desert".
The entrance to the patio (right where Snuffy is lying in the picture above and below) will be 2 adobe pillars topped with wooden vigas and a beam across the top (same as the porch) with big wooden (or some kind of metal with a design on them) double doors.
I will post a few more pics next week of the progress. Stay tuned!