originally uploaded by theloushe.
fab ways to beat the heat with less wasted water:
:: fill a small storage bin with water for kids to scoop, rather than a bigger kiddie pool
:: use the same bin for foot washing before entering the house
:: recruit children to help empty kiddie pool or bin with buckets and ask them to water parched fig trees, tomato plants, herb gardens, etc.
:: turn the hose to "mist" instead of a heavier spray for kid play
:: encourage water play in areas of the yard that need water
:: plan water play in areas where soil needs moistening to soften it for building projects, like laying a patio
:: hose muddy people off in front of plants that need watering
:: leave buckets out in the rain (better yet, set up a rain barrel)
:: go to a lake or river where the water flows for free!