Rafael Ibarra and his crew began working on our casa March 17, 2020. Because of the local laws enforced for the pandemic, work stopped for 30 days. On May 20, 2020 Rafa’s crew Braulio, the painter, Alejandro the welder, Antonio and his sons Andres, and Cesar all stepped up the pace to finish in time for Michael’s homecoming on May 21, 2020. We will “shelter in place” gladly with more space to share “up on the Red Roof” and outside in our new covered BBQ area. This amazing crew helped capture and return our dog Rags which they affectionately nicknamed “Chopo”.
Change occurs in nature annually, and any Hoyle Hacienda changes occur as we shift plants around and SHELTER IN PLACE in our lovely paradise. Mike went to Calif to visit his mom on March 10 and returned on May 21 – During the Pandemic of 2020, the construction crew kept returning as they could to finish in time for Mike’s return – Alejandro designed a custom double screen door with large screened windows and an escape hatch for “Chopo”.
Santiago from the Vivero near the Chapala Train Station delivered mulch, plants and succulents for the roof top quarantine quarters of Michael when he gets home. Halleluiah!
Vivero Care in Mexico Mexican gardens and Mexican color schemes for ideas. Plants that grow in Jalisco. Less lawn, less maintenance for worms and scorpions. Our casa construction began in 2014 and it became the Hoyle Hacienda on January 26, 2017. A waterfall was added in May of 2017 and our carport was extended in August 2017. A mirador was installed on our roof in May 2018. In March 2020 we agreed to enclose front porch to prevent birds from nesting, reduce mosquito bites and defend against scorpions entering our casa. With extended living space in our front yard, we enjoy the sound of the waterfall and birds. Natural music for the soul! We can now enjoy our morning coffee and BBQ under our covered patio. Rags loves the extra shady spots and protection during the rain.