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    Default So.. Heaty summeryness.

    Honestly, I have no idea what to call this. So whatever.
    As you guys may remember, this year Melbourne had its hottest Summer ever, particularly in January. It got to the point where wildlife were coming up to humans to get water to drink, and drinking some not very safe water if none else was available. And I can't imagine it was much better anywhere else in Australia.
    With Melbourne already 25 degrees on its first day of Spring, I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say this Summer is going to be just as hot as the last ones were.
    So, I have a favour to ask everyone. It doesn't coat any money and it takes up maybe 5 minutes of your time a day really.
    Find a tree or handy spot in your yard somewhere where it's safe and just put a huge bucket of water there and keep it clean and full every day. That's it.

    And pass it on to your friends and family to do the same. =)
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    Ooo we do this. The birds love a good drink and bath

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    Even if we just pass the message on to more people that helps. =)

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    Please make sure you bucket will collapse if a toddler falls on/in it. Too many toddlers have died in buckets.

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    My toddler just would not be able to leave it alone I'm afraid. It's a lovely thought though. When my girls are a bit older, I'll remember to do it then.

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    I live in a bad neighbourhood where children and their younger siblings roam the streets unsupervised. Rubbish and toys are often left in my yard so they obviously play here when I'm not home. There is no way I would want to be held accountable for a drowning if it were to happen. Otherwise it's a good idea.

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    You can always hang a bucket on a fence or in a tree branch, it doesn't have to be on the ground. Or just put a very shallow tray (say like, a plastic container for storing your slice in or something) somewhere shady.

    We do this because we have pet birds, one of which is a native bird of Australia who's being culled off by larger-sized relatives dominating the food supply... so we're all about looking after the local birds.

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    Great idea, thanks for sharing it.

    Ugh can't believe how hot it is already...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post
    You can always hang a bucket on a fence or in a tree branch, it doesn't have to be on the ground. Or just put a very shallow tray (say like, a plastic container for storing your slice in or something) somewhere shady.

    We do this because we have pet birds, one of which is a native bird of Australia who's being culled off by larger-sized relatives dominating the food supply... so we're all about looking after the local birds.
    I was gonna mention this idea but didnt wanna come across as grumpy and preachy. ><

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    Sorry I didn't want to put a dampen on it, I just had a friend lose her bub that way.

    It is a great idea, that is why I said to use one that will collapse. You can get them from bunnings or crazy clarks.
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