Episodes in the Children's Garden 2009/06/23
New Irrigation System
We’ve joined the ranks of other parents and have a backyard with brightly coloured kids accessories adorning the landscape.
The colours add a haphazard (and kitschy) feel to what was once a contrived look. The latest addition is a bright blue kiddie pool that Shelley dragged home a couple of weeks ago. It’s ugly...but the kids love it.
It sits in the only patch of grass we have, the little strip we call a bocce ball court. And luckily for me, it’s beside the vegetable garden—so I figured I could tend the garden while the kids have a splash.
A couple days ago I was busy weeding in the garden while they splashed. Then the splashing ceased and I noticed them industriously marching like ants from the pool to the garden edge, over and over again. Little by little they lowered the water level in the pool as they poured buckets of water atop the garden.
Next time we’ll work on getting a better distribution of watering!
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