Wednesday, August 18, 2010

our dirt patch: a work in progress

We have started work creating a border around our dirt patch - we are thinking tyres, logs and/or stumps.

Which brings me to the pile of logs that we have been eyeing off up the road from preschool. 

My lovely colleague took along a bunch of willing little labourers for a spot of log pile reconnaissance:




After climbing all over the logs and lying down on the job (it's hard to find reliable labour) they selected a couple of likely looking logs:


The logs were rolled back down the hill to preschool:


And pushed up the grassy slope of the playground:


Holes were dug:


In went the stumps:


Perfect for sitting:


Or for cooking:


Or for pink princess fairies to balance on:


Two stumps down.  Rome wasn't built in a day!

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6 comments:

  1. What a stash of treasure! Can't wait to see the finished look of your dirt pit blitz.

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  2. Using the logs is a great idea.
    Looks like it is shaping up to be an awesome play are for all.
    Look forward to seeing how it progresses. very cool idea:)
    Have a good week.
    Heading out of town tomorrow and won't have internet access til I come back, so will have lots of your posts to read next week when I return.
    Have a good one,
    Colleen

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  3. I'm stumped for words. Great start. Oh yes by the way I found a company in Aberdeen - my nearby city, that makes those big wooden reels!!! In different sizes. They will be approached in due course.

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  4. I have ever told you how lucky you guys are to have access to that magnificent Aussie bush around you?!

    Donna :) :)

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  5. How good would those children feel about themselves at the end of the day, having done some real work - and what stories to tell their families! :)

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  6. There is so much to like about this Jenny! It is pretty much my preschoolers idea of heaven. Makes me wish he had more free space at his kinder.

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