Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Rain Barrel * Starting to Garden Here

Pan is showing off the new rain barrel Bob installed. We need more of these but the cost is so high here at $114. we want to check up at Lowes or Home Depot in Kenai to see if we can find a better deal on them. Bob fixed the drain pipe to go right down into this and I can attach a hose to use the water for my garden. The barrel is made well and is heavy coming with all the hardware you need. * If you remember we have our water hauled in and have a cistern in the basement so catching rain water cuts down on buying water. 

Monday we started to seriously work in the garden removing those small boxes. The tall planter on legs was later moved to this position and today we'll fill it with planting soil. The dogs were eating lots of green grass so far no barfing it up. 

8 comments:

Cindy said...

Nan you can find those barrels here in the states from cola companies...dairies (they get stuff in them to wash the cows off)
Major restraunts have them also. Maybe you could call around and see if there is any there..and go pick them up.

Good luck.

Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Vintage Girl said...

Nan we have water hauled too, not many people can say that. I don't mind it but we are thinking of a well. It's dry here so most likely there will not be any water. Good luck with the garden.

Kath said...

Oh those wonderful blue skies!
Our dogs are always eating grass, as well as sheep and cows poo.

Canyon Girl said...

Good luck with your garden, ours just died -- it has been in the 20s at night. I'm not complaining because in another month it will be way too hot for me here. It's also nice to see some green landscape in your post.

A Vintage Chic said...

You're garden's looking wonderful, Nan! And I LOVE your Saturday Market skirt--I need to do one just like that--thanks for the inspiration!

Hoping your day is beautiful, my friend!

Julie

David T. Macknet said...

Such a different world than the one we're living in at the moment, where people don't garden unless it's at an "allotment" somewhere far from their house.

Jacqueline said...

Ha...you make me laugh. Any dog owner can relate to the whole "lets eat grass moments" that you know the outcome is not usually good!

I had missed that you had to have your water hauled in. Is that common and why? No well? Lots of questions.

Happy to see you starting to dig and plant and the rain barrel is a wonderful invention. Many folks have them here in Washington. Goodness knows, we have lots of water to catch! Still feels cold and rainy here. Even thunder showers yesterday...looking for a rainbow but clouds stole it away.

I'm out planting snapdragons today and filling my hummingbird feeder. They are feeding like crazy...oh yes, and pulling weeds. Therapy session in the dirt!

My Vintage Mending said...

We need to get one of those. My parents have one and it makes a huge difference. My mom loves to collect all water. Growing up on the farm she still collects run off from the sink to water with. People could learn a lot from thrifty folks! Nice to see the mountains still snow covered and yet you can turn the dirt. Wonderful...smiles...Renee

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