Although it really isn’t high on the priority list, we would like a rain barrel. Our gutters are in bad shape and do to be replaced this summer, but for now they leak at the seams. A lot.
It has been really dry here. Sandy soil doesn’t help moisture matters either. We water the main plantings at least every other day to keep them looking good. Before we got some rain that was predicted and much anticipated, Dan was straightening things up in the shed when he uncovered an old kitchen garbage can, the tall 13 gallon size. He put it at he corner of the house under a particularly leaky seam. It was almost full after that rain. We used it up quickly that week to water the garden.
So there it still sits, looking a bit odd when all is dry and the sun is out. When it rains it makes a decent substitute for a rain barrel until the gutters get replaced and we move a real rain barrel up the priority list.
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