Same here. It's what we do now. It's much better than the apartment life we had.No, you are not the only one! My husband and I have an afternoon "date" everyday on the deck watching out for our chickens and enjoying each other's company. No matter how busy, no matter what else is going on, we stop everything, let the girls out of their run to free range, and meet each other on the deck. Yes, the shotgun is ever present! Have taken out a few coons and possums, but biggest threat is neighbors dogs. It's nice knowing they can be out playing and still be safe. It's also nice after 20 years of marriage, we both look forward to that deck time.