Monday, May 4, 2009

A Rain Barrel

I have been reading about ways to conserve and save money and we decided to give a rain barrel a try. We set up a space in our back yard and used a couple of cinder blocks that were hanging out in our basement to raise the barrel off the ground.

My husband brought home a huge barrel from work. It has two small openings on the top, one we left the original size to use an an overflow and the other we made larger to fit the down spout. He drilled a hole in the side for the spigot go in. The he covered the top with landscape cloth to keep those pesky mosquitoes from finding a new place to lay eggs. It was too dark to photograph the finished product when he finished so I will have show it off tomorrow. We will also see how well it works tomorrow with the forecasted rain.

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