**Update: After a Facebook discussion – I’m pretty sure Colorado does NOT allow rain barrels, which makes me bitter ‘cuz I really like this guy!**
I received a rain barrel for my birthday and perhaps the cutest watering pail ev-uh. The two are making for quite a happy combination in my garden.
Colorado used to prohibit the use of rain barrels. Apparently, water laws stated that all the run off from our roofs belonged to others downstream. I used to think – how much water could that possibly add up to. Then I got my rain barrel. It is full to overflowing. I have used it exclusively to water my new strawberry plants. A light sprinkling of rain was all it took to fill it.
Rain barrel? Where have you been these last drought years?
Not much to show you out in the garden…yet. There are tiny little seedlings of mesculan coming up. But honestly? I’m not sure that the birds haven’t made a meal of my other seeds. Patience, right?
How are your gardens shaping up?
I’d love for you to join me every Wednesday as I link up to Smockity Frocks to her Frugal Gardening 101 post. Her website was recommended to me by another Internet “friend”. I looked up the Smockity Frocks site today, only to find this post. Don’t you feel like sometimes you are directed somewhere for some reason? I read her post thinking, sometimes we need our rain barrels to be filled up so we can survive the droughts.
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