From this.... to That
We've added a picnic bench for casual entertaining, three huge raised planter beds with shade structures, a retaining wall to break up the yard, apple and nectarine trees as well as rock as a substitute for grass. There's still a lot to be done but our garden is definitely a source of pride for us. Even with an awkward space there is room for everything we wanted. I hope this inspires others to get out and make some changes in their own less than ideal shaped yards.
Our lower yard....
We took another tight space and created a walk in chicken run that followed the lines of the lower yard. The space now gives us storage, room for our six girls and a walking path around the back of the run for egg collection!