Earlier this month Cycling Sasquatch posted the story of the creation of his rain barrel. It took me seconds to realize I could and should follow suit. Sure, it won't meet my entire plant watering needs, but I'm only looking for 10% replacement for things these days. Not 100%.
The Dad knew of a local hardware store that sells barrels from ChicagoRainBarrel.com. These are pretty neat barrels. They can be connected together. Filling one barrel fills all of them.
After a few days of imagining what it should look like I purchased four cement cinder blocks and a single piece of curved downspout. Yesterday evening I put it all together.
Here's how it sits. (anybody want an unused cement cinder block?)
The Wife figured my completion of The RainBarrel Project would signal the end of the summer rains. It wouldn't surprise me if she's right, but at least last night mother nature rewarded me by filling brand new rain barrel.
The cherry tomatoes already get drinks taken out of the air from our rather moist basement. My mouth waters when I look at these.