Finally we have rain! No watering the garden for two days straight. Yesterday it rained just enough that I didn't have to water and today we are getting even more. I am so excited to have my rain barrels full again. With this dry spell I am thinking I need more to get me through times like these.
|The original down spout had to be removed and replaced with this flex tube.|
This is the second year of use for our rain barrels. We have them set up behind our garage to collect the water that runs off of the roof.
|They are set each one lower than the next to allow over flow to go into the next barrel.|
We bought the containers at True Value for just under $20 each. We picked up the hardware at Tractor Supply and Wal-Mart for very little money. Most rain barrels sell for at least $60 a piece. My son did the rest. Including drilling the holes for the spouts. He is so creative!
|This is screen to catch debris from going into the barrels.|
He also made holes in the lid of a milk jug for us to use for watering. We saved several and would fill them with water so we had an additional supply of water.