June 23, 2012 - Enjoy Your Yard Day!

Today has been declared Pink Flamingo Day, a day when we are encouraged to “get flocked” and put as many pink plastic flamingos in our front yards as we can.

And we don't want to leave the backyard out, do we? It seems that today is also the “Great American Backyard Campout.”

If you are lucky enough to have a yard or two, try to find the time to enjoy it, adorn it, and even live in it.

What's the deal with all the flamingos?

June 23 is supposed to be the “birthday” of the pink plastic flamingo, and so in 2007 it was chosen as the date on which to set a world's record for most pink flamingo lawn ornaments set up in the U.S. and Canada.

Flamingo flocking is a great way to raise funds for organizations. I still have remnants of a dance-troupe flock. 

Camp in the backyard? Umm...why?

Whether it's the fun of snuggling together in a tent or the beauty of sleeping out under the stars, it can be great to do a bit of outdoor living—especially when the kitchen and bathroom are still near to hand! Here are some ideas for backyard-camping games, eats, and after-dark activities.

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