The drought has broken

It’s pouring with rain in Brisbane and it’s beautiful.

A bit different from yesterday. I took my two young grandsons to the allotment and they helped by hosing the community garden compost drums which were bone dry. Won’t be a problem today!

Work is continuing with the building program over at the farm where I keep my allotment. Wheelchair access is completed. Our shed extension will be completed this month, there will be a working bee to paint the timbers before the roof sheeting is installed. Other working bees will follow so that jobs are completed before our Open Day in March.

The new vegetable wash basin has been built and is now linked to the rainwater tank. Water used in this basin drains into a garden bed containing edible plants. The tank will also supply water to a dishwashing sink.

Open Day will be on Sunday the 10th of March to celebrate the building project. I will post more details nearer the time. If you live in the Brisbane area we hope you can join us.

Happy gardening.

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Maria
    Jan 24, 2013 @ 19:27:18

    Jean I will try to keep that date in March, free.

    Reply

    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Jan 24, 2013 @ 19:32:09

      That would be grand Maria. It will be during the afternoon. Probably from 2pm onwards.

      Reply

  2. MrsYub
    Jan 24, 2013 @ 19:58:10

    Oh yay! I’m so happy for you its raining! Pity me! Yesterday I mowed the lawns (to chop the tops off all the dandelions) and stirred up so much dust I finally finished a completley different colour to what I was when I started!!

    Reply

  3. Susan
    Jan 24, 2013 @ 20:17:17

    Hi Jean, that’s really good news about the rain!
    Sounds like all the work is coming on at the farm. I like the way the wash basin works, re-using water etc.
    Cheerio for now :D)

    Reply

    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Jan 25, 2013 @ 06:54:52

      Hi Susan. It’s been pouring down all night and I woke to rain on the roof. A lovely sound after such a dry spell. It’s exciting to see what is happening down at the farm, water conservation is a big issue and we do what we can – it’s too precious to waste.

      Reply

  4. narf77
    Jan 25, 2013 @ 05:03:17

    I would SO love to be there on the open day but you will have to take me in spirit Jean as I just can’t possibly make it :). What an amazing and evolving farm you are part of! What a wonderful community effort driven by sustainability and a wonderful working ethos. I love it! Please take hundreds of photos of the day so that we can all share in your joy 🙂

    Reply

    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Jan 25, 2013 @ 06:47:35

      Hi Fran. It would be a bit of a trip for a couple of hours wouldn’t it? I’ll take plenty of pics

      Reply

      • narf77
        Jan 25, 2013 @ 12:45:15

        We even got a bit of rain this morning as well Jean so the love is being well and truly shared around :). I figure it might be a teensy bit too far to drive so I might leave it in your most capable hands to take enough photos to sink a battle ship 🙂

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