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In the Backyard
A backyard bursting with life brings us joy. Your yard is defined as much by the care and effort put into it as by its geographical location. A backyard can be a home for chickens and bees, a rest stop for migrating birds, a site for a bountiful food garden, a pleasure to the eye, a retreat from the busy world, or a hangout for kids. Your backyard is anything you want it to be. Make it a place where you love to spend time!
Storey has dedicated the month of June to backyard projects. Whether you are a gardener or a carpenter, whether you want to raise chickens for eggs or keep bees for honey, our expert information will help you successfully achieve your backyard dreams.
Building a beautiful yard can be easy, fun, and inexpensive. This month’s ebook selections, found on Storey’s Fresh Picks page — for $2.99 each — will inspire you with DIY projects and instruct you step-by-step to a yard your neighbors will admire and envy! Or get started with these top sellers on everything from coop to fort to hive:
Make your food garden more productive and more enjoyable! These 39 simple-to-make projects — including cold frames, compost bins, planters, raised beds, potting benches, gates, trellises, storage containers, outdoor furniture,... Read more