Let me preface this post by saying that these will not be the most flattering "before" pictures you've ever seen. That's why they're called "before photos." Michael (and Million) worked on building one of our raised beds. Michael was generously given some leftover deck lumber by a coworker, and he had several uses for it.
Okay....on to the explanation.
This first photo is looking from the southeast corner of our deck. The corner to the right (and back of our yard) from this view is where the chickens will live in what we're calling a "duplex" system.... one coop with a chicken run on each side.
This is a little bumpout area that we're not certain what we'll do yet. It's about 7 x 7, so we're thinking maybe a cold frame here? But it doesn't get enough sun, so we might move the boys' playthings into this area.
This is the paint color we're thinking of going with. It's a weathered brown, but technically the name is "charcoal."