No community garden is complete without a paddling pool

Yesterday we had 34c degrees in Brisbane. It was a scorcher down at the community garden where I keep my allotment.

So when the youngest little gardener is a toddler, and the sand pit doesn’t quite cut it on a hot day – you gotta provide water to splash in. Luckily the sand pit lid fitted the bill and a bucket of water did the trick. Here he is sitting in it under the shade.

It’s not all play of course. He had already had a busy morning in the shade house re-organising the plant pots which is his regular job, so he had earned a break.

Take five

Take five

Happy Gardening.

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17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. livingsimplyfree
    Jan 03, 2013 @ 12:17:33

    That looks like so much fun. Want some of our cold and snow yet? Our high was 28 F today.

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  2. christiok
    Jan 03, 2013 @ 13:51:35

    I love how the allotment is so kid-friendly. And this child is so beautiful. Lovely to see as it is so cold and rainy here!

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  3. lyndellmaree
    Jan 03, 2013 @ 14:21:45

    It was too hot for Rosie and I – hopefully next week we can make it 🙂

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    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Jan 03, 2013 @ 19:20:41

      It was exceptionally hot, I just did a bit of watering before morning tea and that was it really. you wouldn’t want to bring little Rosie out, her being so young. Looking forward to catching up with you soon.
      Not sure if I’ll be there next Wednesday as I’m due to look after my little grandsons over at Jindalee.

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  4. allotment21
    Jan 03, 2013 @ 19:56:40

    Jean, as I write this the rain is sloshing down – its not particularly cold for January in Manchester, but its so wet – I am thinking of turning the allotment into a paddy field and planting rice! I really envy the child in the picture – dry, hot weather… if only!

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  5. narf77
    Jan 04, 2013 @ 04:52:51

    You are creating memories and a plant culture there Jean :). I have amazing memories of my grandmothers garden and I am sure that is what tipped me over the edge into horticulture when we hit the crossroads of having to choose what to study…I am SO glad that it did! I have to say that poor Hobart is going to cop 38C today and HIGH winds thanks to that cyclone apparently…fires are smouldering and it is going to be a big day for Tasmanians. I dare say we will lose power today because going from 24C to 38C in a day is going to hit the natives hard…thank goodness we are only meant to have 28C…if it gets much more I will be in my sarong splashing about in the Tamar avoiding the oyster shells along with the dogs! 😉

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    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Jan 04, 2013 @ 06:06:44

      Plenty of us are ‘oldies’ over at the farm and the kids keep us young. I am just watching Sunrise on the tele and they are telling us to watch out today for extreme weather conditions with high temperatures and fire dangers. Keep cool.

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      • narf77
        Jan 04, 2013 @ 10:05:15

        We have a week of just on 30 here and high humidity… I will imagine that I am in Queensland without the tropical fruit ;). If it gets too hot, we will become nudists! (don’t worry, I won’t post any photos of THAT…the world isn’t quite ready for Serendipity Streakers 😉 )

      • Allotment adventures with Jean
        Jan 05, 2013 @ 06:37:23

        Dear Serendipity Streakers … just don’t publish the photos and nobody will know !!

      • narf77
        Jan 05, 2013 @ 11:17:25

        😉 Frank will know…(that will teach him for spying on us with his binoculars! 😉 )

  6. Shirley The Making of Paradise
    Jan 04, 2013 @ 07:16:32

    Hi Jean, I have just come across your blog, I’m in Brisbane too, have visited Beeralong on several occasions, strolled around looking at the allotments. Great to find local living the dream 🙂 Shirley http://themakingofparadise.blogspot.com.au/

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    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Jan 04, 2013 @ 08:03:20

      Hi Shirley. Thanks for visiting. I’ve just checked out your blog and I’m looking forward to following it. Come visit us any Wednesday morning at Beelarong at 10am and join us all for morning tea. You would be made most welcome.

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  7. Melanie
    Jan 05, 2013 @ 22:27:21

    Hi Jean! It was 44 down here in Adelaide yesterday so even too hot to be in the backyard in the shell pool as we call it! Both kids have a great time in it usually though and it saves us watering as most of the water ends up on the grass anyway!

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