The weather today is just incredible for Feb. I was sitting on my deck last night looking at my backyard and trying to decide not only what to do with it, but when to actually start. Do I start now and hope Winter doesn't rear up again or wait another 2 months? We have a gigantic playset we built when we first moved in 14 years ago. It's a fortress with two towers and a slide. Problem is, my oldest graduates from College this May and my daughter heads off to college in the Fall. The only one left is now going into Middle school and he hasn't played on the thing much and says he's too old for it now. Time to tear it down and give it away. Interested? Perhaps someone would be willing to come and get it, otherwise I'll have a nice bonfire for Graduation. Maybe I can put in a sports court in its place or a gazebo with a hot tub. If you would like to makeover your backyard, we've got a contest going right now where someone could win a $50,000 Backyard Makeover. That is more than enough for most families. Click on the ad on the website and then rank 10 backyard projects. If you get them in the right order, you win. Cool. If you are looking for ideas for your yard, stop out and see us at the Outdoor Living show March 11-12 at Hawkeye Downs.