Oh I'd like to have a pit fire also. I'm with you about keeping the kids home also. The other childrens parents will appreciate it also. It's always nice to know where they are hanging out when they aren't home.
Yes, we are planning alot of gardens around the yard. I've got 3/4 of an acre to fill up. I'm planning a formal herb garden just outside my backdoor. I'm just waiting for the fence to go up before I get started on that. that's where I want to put the gazing ball.
And I want a real rose garden too! All red! I'm planning to put that along the side fence, after the shed goes up.
We also want to plant a few fruit trees in the back. I've already got several fig trees in the front.
I have a small veggie garden this year but next year I'm hoping to expand that.
Everything is waiting for something else to be finished before I can get started.
Right now we are concentrating on the front lawn. In about three or four years, I'll let you know how it all turns out.