36 days without rain

I heard on the news today that Brisbane has been 36 days without rain.

Allotment holders already know that!

So I took a photograph this morning of the hero of the hour – the old watering can I use.  We have plastic ones as well at the farm, but I rather like the retro look of this one.

The old watering can, and the nearest tap to my allotment.

During this dry period I also use the hosepipe twice a week to give a real good soaking but there’s nothing photogenic in my eyes about a plastic hosepipe that get’s kinks in it and drives me mad.  If I have the time, I’d much rather use the old watering can.

And because I want to finish on a pretty note, here is a photograph I took this morning at Jan Powers Farmers Market at New Farm Park.  I took about 70 pics so once I’ve been through them I will put them in a separate post.

Gerberas at the Farmers Market at New Farm Park

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Fairy
    Aug 25, 2012 @ 13:48:07

    I have an identical watering can – we use it to fill the water dish for the chickens!

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  2. narf77
    Aug 26, 2012 @ 19:59:00

    I LOVE gerberas. They are second only to zinnias in my mind for sunny dispositions (zinnias winning out with their delightful pastel colours). We are finally in the money with rain here in Tasmania. It’s been a very cold winter with very little rain. I am off to check out your next post…

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