Sunday, July 26, 2015
in which our plucky heroine gets unexpectedly soaked to the skin, but managed to rotate assorted mop buckets and pour almost forty gallons of water into one of the empty water barrels...
We had about a half hour long cloudburst this afternoon. Very rare indeed is any rain at all here during the late spring through early autumn. This, the rain plus the stored water, will be a great help to keeping pet plants (strawberry starts, feral grapevine, frontyard potted figs, rhubarb) alive for the rest of the summer. Someday will hopefully have the resources to build a system in place to actually channel downspout water into the barrels without requiring hand carrying three gallon buckets from assorted downspouts... but water in storage for plant watering later is a big win!