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Rain Barrel

This past Christmas I received a rain barrel. I finally set it up a few weeks ago and just last week it rained. After only one relatively short downpour our 55 gallon rain barrel was full to the brim!

Here are Libby and I gathering water for the plants on our front porch:

We'll probably buy another one for the other side of the house. I doubt they will pay for themselves anytime soon, but it feels so nice to have a giant barrel of "free" water.