A couple of weekends ago JJ and I went up to the Riverland to do our bit for the environment by planting some trees at Banrock Station and having a look around at their wetlands.
The tool above is a very handy instrument for digging a hole and making a water well around the hole so the water doesn’t run away.
JJ took to this with great enthusisasm.
We had a bit of trouble getting the tree seedling out of it’s little container but eventually got there.
Then it was planting time.
Nearly a bucket of water went on to help it along its way, some stakes to hold the protector in place. Fortunately we chose the only weekend in the last month or so when it wasn’t bucketing down with rain.
We planted a tree each as we were with a group and only the kids were supposed to plant one but JJ must have asked nicely to plant another one.
We then had a boardwalk through the wetlands and of course he had to pick up something that he could use as a weapon. He’s going through a I’ve got to shoot everything and make gun noises phase. Even when we’re driving in the car he’s continually shooting other cars to get them out of my way. Occasionally it gets to me and I ask him to stop because I’m not into the whole shooting thing.
Hopefully the trees we planted will be more leafy than this.
I love the textures of some trees.
JJ had been unsure about the whole tree planting thing but he ended up having a great time, and we spent the next morning at Monash playground. Photos to come.
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