Posted: 28/10/2014 at 08:52
Sounds like your trying to fit to much in I'd leave the pond until your girls bigger my little girl gives us a heart attack when she goes to granny's with the pond no matter what we do.
Chickens sound like fun but they need to much space and it's not nice to see them when the fox gets in.
It migh be worth shrinking the patio but that's alot of hard work and can cost abit if you replace the slabs.
What kind of veggies are you thinking of growing.