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multiple8-Jul-2015possessionsRainingFeathers Bronze Star Survey Creator by votes24156.3%


Which of these things do you have in your yard?

Either front or back yards count

10A birdfeeder
8A fire pit
8A picnic table
5A garden gnome
4None of the above
3A gazebo
3I don't have a yard
2A basketball net
2A dog house
2A hammock
2I have something else to say
1A fountain
0A trampoline

bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 8-Jul-2015 10:36am  
Also, a lawn orb and 4 birdhouses on poles.
posted 8-Jul-2015 11:43am  
No yard. Wish I did. If I did I'd have wind chimes and rustic-y benches in a garden setting. A little table also.
they Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 8-Jul-2015 11:47am  
Of these things:
A fire pit
A garden gnome
A picnic table (It's actually a round metal table with an umbrella)

There are bird feeders in the shed, and a squirrel feeder on the tree, but I haven't filled any of them for a long time. I just toss stuff out in the yard for everyone.

Our fire pit came with the house. I'm not sure what its original purpose was, but it was built into the side of the hill. It appears to be made of cinder blocks, which were covered with concrete. The only thing I can think it was meant for is a firepit or grill, but there were no scorch marks in it at all. We used blocks to add a chimney later. We haven't burned anything in it for a few years, and each spring, it becomes engulfed in an invasive (so says reddit) clematis, which I find very pretty. Here it is last spring:

Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 8-Jul-2015 12:09pm  
None of them. I have a bramble monster in the front and an old outhouse (without the toilet now) in the back. I'll be moving in a month or so - not sure what sort of garden I'll have when I do.
posted 8-Jul-2015 12:31pm  
A BBQ grill, garden gnome, 2 bird feeders on poles, a dog house, inground swimming pool, trampoline, vegetable garden, patio table/chairs, chaise lounge, a spa, basketball net (neighbors)
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 8-Jul-2015 2:39pm  
I don't have any of these things. I'd like to have a small fountain and a hammock in the back. And I have a garden gnome inside the house.
posted 8-Jul-2015 6:45pm  
I've not had a yard since 2010, when I moved here to an upstairs apartment.
posted 8-Jul-2015 11:23pm  
I have a hammock on my porch that overlooks my backyard but none of those in my yard.
posted 9-Jul-2015 5:44am  
Dog House, Picnic table, lots of weeds, many trees, and a couple sheds one of which is full of wood.
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 9-Jul-2015 7:14pm  
Picnic table, bird feeder, basketball hoop, vegetables, berries, flowers, trails in trees
they Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to Biggles) posted 12-Jul-2015 11:01pm  
Is the outhouse hole filled in? Have I ever asked you when the house was built? Ours was built in the early 1950s.

Do you not know yet where you will be moving?
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to they) posted 13-Jul-2015 7:10pm  
The outhouse is just the brick building. The building is shared with my neighbours, but divided in two. There's no toilet in my side - just an outdoor storage space. The door had been kicked in before I moved in and has never been fixed (it would probably just get kicked in again if it was). I think my current house is late Victorian. I did live in a house from a similar period a few years ago that actually did have a toilet outside - I don't think it was hooked up to the plumbing though!

I've put in an application for a house, but haven't had confirmation that I've got it yet.
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to they) posted 14-Jul-2015 7:53am  
Our firepit has a blackberry bush that grows in it, despite me cutting it back to nothing a few times. The bush is current 3 feet tall and wide and quite prickly.

they Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to bill) posted 14-Jul-2015 8:10am  
Yesterday, I found a picture of what the hill and fire pit looked like when I bought the house. It's a shocking difference. I should take a new one from the same angle and put them side by side.

..okay. Done. This is embarrassing.
Then: image
Now: image

On the bright side, we have lots of bunnies and we even had a deer back there over this past winter.
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to they) posted 14-Jul-2015 8:17am  
There's a fence back there somewhere!

I've stopped mowing part of our field with the hope that it will become "shrubland" and that it will attract bunnies.
posted 14-Jul-2015 2:38pm  
Bird feeders a storage shed my barn trees lots of trees
posted 15-Jul-2015 12:53pm  
Just the bird feeder. Our front yard is mostly driveway with a strip of garden about one metre wide. Back yard is a small patio with some little tables and chairs and a barbecue, maybe ten square metres and some more garden with a path through it to the back gate. That part is maybe twenty square metres.

It just occurred to me that although we don't have a "garden gnome" as such, we do have a piece of garden statuary; a little cherub, crouched in a resting position.
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to they) posted 20-Jul-2015 9:56am  
I cleaned our fire pit up the other day..
they Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to bill) posted 20-Jul-2015 12:14pm  
Nice! I'm jealous. Is the pit made of wood?

The entire area around ours is almost completely depleted after winter's end. I should try to remember to take a picture when it's not overgrown. Before spring would be the time to clear it, but I'm always so worried about disturbing nests.
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to they) posted 20-Jul-2015 1:20pm  
It's made of fire-resistant concrete-like pieces that interlock.
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to bill) posted 20-Jul-2015 9:36pm  
We have a flagstone path that was almost entirely overgrown with grass. A few rocks were showing. I chopped up all the grass yesterday and now it is a fully visible path again. Yay.
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to LindaH) posted 21-Jul-2015 6:22am  
smile picture?
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to bill) posted 21-Jul-2015 1:10pm  
eventually, hopefully.
posted 26-Jul-2015 4:16pm  
Zombie Gnome, rattlesnake, two rats and a stone making a mad face... and two bird feeders

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