With much thanks to good friends, 30 bags of ready-mix, and the right tools, we got most of the fence up this last weekend. Oh but it rained. Wet, wet, wet. Which nobody would've minded terribly had they been home warm and dry in their houses celebrating the start of a long weekend, instead of shoveling dirt and wielding leveling string. But. It's done. Mostly. And now I can think about other things.
I have lots of loose ends (literally) to sew up, and a major trip (or two) to the post office to make. There are new lists to write and a bigger garden to plant and summer is coming and did I mention that we have a fence?
We're setting out to create one of those great outside spaces that is an extension of everything we do inside. We have a small yard that sits on the corner of an occasionally busy street. It's a bit of tricky business. Any suggestions?
edited to say: I should give you a few hints of what you're dealing with.
Our house sits on the back corner of a half lot. So. Picture the yard like an "L". The WHOLE thing is fenced in. The front yard faces the busiest street, is grass, and is surrounded by picket. The grass hits up against our side yard where a taller fence starts and surrounds a large cement pad. So. The cement pad is under a HUGE american elm tree which provides our whole house shade. That's the space we use the most.
Any ideas for small-ish outdoor storage? Just toys and gardening things. We have a garage, but its full of bikes and power tools. Thoughts on seating, tables, and toys also appreciated.