Good evening everyone-In my last post which got a surprise "FEATURE" I talked about getting rainbarrels for all the gutters both on the house and one on my woman cave so I have 5-40 gals barrels. Well Sunday it rained and Monday morning a little bit. I went out early to check on them to make sure the gutter was positioned correctly and hadn't moved and also to make sure the spigots were closed so the water didn't run out.
It may have rained late Saturday as well after I was sleeping but I don't think it could have rained much as the barrels had water in them but not that much. Now all day Sunday it rained but it wasn't a downpour just didn't stop all day. Well Monday afternoon when it stopped raining I got a surprise when I checked all the rainbarrels. They were all FULL to the brim.
I never expected that from ONE rainfall. So now I have 200 gals of rainwater ready to go. So what to do when it rains again before I need to water. Do I buy 5 more barrels. I could if I wanted to spend another $400 as they are made so you can hook others up to it but I most likely will fill 5 gal pails to store the excess.
Not as attractive but a lot less money for now. This has been a wet Spring but we had a very hot dry summer last year so I had to water just about every night which took 1.5 hours to do. So I guess I will stockpile the water in the event of another hot dry summer. It is due to rain again possibly next Monday and Tuesday. It is amazing to think that one rainfall produced that much water that would have otherwise been wasted.
This is what the rainbarrels look like if you hadn't read the original post.