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Forum Inspired Back Yard

Egg JujuEgg Juju Posts: 658
edited 9:03PM in EggHead Forum
Over the winter and early spring I read several posts here that inspired a couple of projects for us.

First I would like to thank Village Idiot for our raised garden. Being old folk and all bending and stooping is not high on our list-- crawling is even lower. :) So, when I read your post and saw your garden I knew we could work with that. Mine isn't as nice as yours, but we are beginning to get some tomatoes and the fresh basil is delicious. Thanks! So much for your inspiration.


Our back yard has always been wicked hot. The sun sets on the back of the house and the trees are just too far away to provide any shade during the day. We were talking pergolas etc... and after seeing a few screen porches on the forum we decided to screen in the back porch as well as cover a place for the eggs. It has worked out great.

Here is before...

and this is after...

It is comfy inside as well...


cooking in the shade is wonderful...

The cooks perch...

We were looking for some yard art, ie. concrete, when we found this. I love this pig! If anyone thinks the eggs are heavy... try moving a 4ft concrete pig! :lol:

The CFO expected a flower bed too...

Plus a little eggcessory storage...

...guarded by the frog...

...and the pig with a 'tude! :)

It has been a very hectic few months as this project progressed and I think it is done. Being able to sit outside in the shade with no mosquitoes has been so nice. Thanks to all for this extra-cooking inspiration and Thanks for looking. I promise there will be cooking photos in the near future.
Large and Small BGE *


  • Rolling EggRolling Egg Posts: 1,995
    Very nice job. Looks like a good place to relax and enjoy some egging!
  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    Nicely done! In the midst of home renovations here, too! Always great to see the changes in the end! ;)
  • ShedFarmShedFarm Posts: 499
    I love that pig!!!

    Where'd you get it from?
    BJ (Powhatan, VA)
  • FrankCFrankC Posts: 414
    That looks really great! I would love to have a screen porch in my future.

  • LongrifleLongrifle Posts: 130
    That is really nice. Looks like a job well done.
  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,091
    Great job... :)

    When people ask how much a BGE costs I always isn't the BGE that cost so much it is all of the stuff that comes after it...LOL :lol:
  • fasteddiemfasteddiem Posts: 212
    Ain't that the truth! Someone posted that "the egg is a hole in the back yard that you just throw money in"...I do so blissfully! B)
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Nice! Very Nice digs!
  • Looks fantastic, very nicely done.
  • Very, very nice. I know you will enjoy that new cooking space and the shade it provides. You have no doubt inspired others to upgrade their cooking spaces, too.
  • leeflashleeflash Posts: 66
    nice job,a cool place to hang out. ;)
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    All very nice, you are going to love it :)
    Checking your website I noticed a Crestwood KY address, is that home for you?? I grew up in Anchorage :)
  • bobbybbobbyb Posts: 1,349
    Great improvement. I know you will enjoy it.
  • Eggcelent space, nice garden, and gotta like the pig and frog :)

    Y'all will have lots enjoyable times there.
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Well hopefully this will light a fire under my you knnow what and get on creating an outdoor area.
    Looks really great!!
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  • mollysharkmollyshark Posts: 1,519
    It's beautiful. It really is.
  • transversaltransversal Posts: 719
    Sure looks like a homey place to Egg to me.
  • FluffybFluffyb Posts: 1,815
    What a beautiful place to cook and relax, really lovely. Congrats on completing it!
  • nice place!
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,587
    JUJU,you worked your MOJO on that! Looks GREAT! :)
  • TnVolKenTnVolKen Posts: 198
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 8,950
    excellent post! even if you DO have the "word" Loney in your sig. :)

    If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.    Julia Child

    Central Connecticut 

  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,356
    Very very nice digs . I love the frog :laugh: :laugh:
    Large, small and mini SW Austin
  • Dimple's MomDimple's Mom Posts: 1,740
    Wow, super nice! I bet you're having fun in that space.
  • Very Nice!
  • Egg JujuEgg Juju Posts: 658
    Ain't that the truth... All of it is worth every penny though.
    Large and Small BGE *
  • Egg JujuEgg Juju Posts: 658
    Yes we live fairly close to Crestwood and Texican's Barbecue is about a 20 minute drive from work. Its delicious too. Thanks for looking at the website... It is seriously a hobby and a real work in progress at the moment.
    Large and Small BGE *
  • Egg JujuEgg Juju Posts: 658
    Thanks to everyone for the kind words. It has been wicked hot here so nothing is a lot of fun outside during the day. That hasn't stopped the egging though. I have a few cooks to post, but the CFO wanted these finished first. :)
    Large and Small BGE *
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