Backyards are magical places even if they’re in the middle of somewhere boring.  Thank goodness because otherwise Connecticut would have claimed my sanity ages ago.  Big or small or merely an apartment balcony, it doesn’t matter.  A backyard is its own world of opportunities ripe for the powers of your imagination.

Gosh what a lot of pressure.  That’s basically like saying if your backyard sucks it’s your fault.


If your backyard sucks it’s your fault.

There I said it.  Now let’s figure out how to keep your backyard from sucking and make it fabulous.  First things first, what do you want to do with it?

I ask myself that question on a daily basis and am continually surprised at how frequently the answer changes.  Sure there are some enduring activities like raising animals and gardening but otherwise I’m open to almost anything.  I’m constantly discovering new forms of backyard entertainment and re-arranging the patio, much to my family’s amusement.

If you’re looking for ideas of what to do with your own outdoor space then this blog is perfect for you.  Good, bad, or ugly, if it happens in the backyard, you’ll know about it.  See something you like?  A new container planter perhaps or outdoor game?  Try it out!  See something disgusting like the inside of a chicken coop on spring cleaning day?  Forgot you ever saw it and move on.

This blog is basically an online pick your own adventure.  If you’re brave enough to wander down the literal rabbit hole then check out the Animals category for information on raising small livestock.  If eating bunnies isn’t your thing then probably best to pick one of the other three categories – Entertainment, Garden, and Style.  Though be warned as a recovering tomboy, the style category is more for fun than for fashion.

Whatever you’re hoping to find, Backyard Woman is here for you as a go-to backyard guide.  I love hearing about your own experiences so please be sure to leave comments on posts or email me directly.  Social media is another great way for us to connect.  You can find Backyard Woman on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

I can’t wait to hear from you.  See you in the backyard!



(Yes that’s me and no that’s not Connecticut.  I’m not always in the backyard, only usually.)