Backyard Makeover Chronicles – Our Garden Plans

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If you’ve been around for awhile, you got to see our first phase of Backyard Makeover Chronicles last summer where we gave our back deck a huge face lift. This year’s project is the “farming” corner of our little homestead. 😉 We’ve had a large section of the backyard reserved for vegetable gardening since we moved in two years ago. We love to garden – for us it’s both relaxing and rewarding. Plus, it’s a fun outdoor activity to do with the kids during the warmer months. Today I want to share with you our plans for the space, and over the next few months we’ll be revealing each step of the project as we complete and move through the transformation. I’m so excited to share this project with you all and hope it inspires you to develop your home in a way that is relaxing and rewarding to you!

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CURRENT STATE

Ok, let’s begin by looking at what our “farming corner” looks like at the moment. This is the view of it from the middle of our deck:

We currently have some basic fencing up around the chicken run to keep our dog from bothering the chickens, so that post you see in the middle will be the closest corner of the fenced in space when all is said and done. The chicken coop will remain in the same spot and we’ll extend the fencing all the way to the back fence.

And here’s a little bit wider angle:

We have a large shed on the property that we’re currently using for storage and plan to move to the center of this space between the chicken run and the vegetable garden. We’ll build a half-wall inside of it splitting off 1/3 of it for animal storage and 2/3 of it for yard maintenance and gardening storage.

How do you like our car toddler bed turned sandbox? 😉

FUTURE PLANS

Here is the basic design we have in mind:

In order to get from where the space is currently to our nicely designed plans, our project list includes the following 8 mini-projects:

  1. Move the water spicket
  2. Move and paint the shed
  3. Install new fencing around the coop and all the way to the back fence
  4. Install fencing gates
  5. Install two new doors and a half-wall in the shed
  6. Lay gravel and build raised garden beds
  7. Install watering system
  8. Plant veggies!!

It’s a lot to do, but we’re going to have fun doing it! Our workload has been pretty crazy lately – both still working corporate jobs, taking on design & build clients, and working hard to keep this blog top-notch – so it’ll be fun to do something at our home again. 🙂

I hope you stick around over the next few months and watch as the space progresses!


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