If your deck or patio is partially covered, drape lengths of fabric or canvas between the joists to create shade. Space out the pieces of fabric for a more transparent look, and add lights to illuminate the space at night.
Side Yard Batting Cage Benches along North Side of Chimney and along wall with where door will be removed . Baseball bats arm rest, padding, and framing molding ~ Accessorize and Organize: DIY Outdoor Sectional
Great article about keeping bunnies, ducks and chickens in a garden area. i like the idea about using the duck pond water as water for the garden. maybe a drain at the bottom? that would be some awesome fertilizer in the garden!
Building a Chicken Coop - DIY Chicken Coop Cinder Block Waterer Heater - keeps water from freezing in cold weather. Building a chicken coop does not have to be tricky nor does it have to set you back a ton of scratch.