I thought I'd post a photo of the other part of my yard, other than my chicken's area. This is the main "drag" in the backyard, complete with three large raised vegetable planters, three fruit trees, numerous roses and other flowering plants, etc. Soon we'll be expanding further up and behind the studio where we already have a pumpkin patch.... Raised planters, fruit trees a more by Raven Wren Designs, on Flickr This is a close up of one of our shade covers. These are great at protection the plants from too much sun as well as birds. Shade cover over raised planter by Raven Wren Designs, on Flickr Feel free to post your garden photos as well!