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Rain Barrels------Do You Have One?

Last post Tue, May 27 2014 6:30 PM by Linda Cecil. 36 replies.
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  • Thu, May 30 2013 7:06 AM In reply to

    Re: Rain Barrels------Do You Have One?

     Water systems can be contaminated too. So I like saving a little money, a water supply for the gardens and to use if an emergency. Babs

  • Tue, Jun 4 2013 3:59 AM In reply to

    • vivid
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    Re: Rain Barrels------Do You Have One?

     Don't haveStick out tongue, but wanna have them

  • Tue, Jun 4 2013 7:29 AM In reply to

    Re: Rain Barrels------Do You Have One?

     I used around 15 gallons from one barrel last week. Watered plants on the porch, the new trees, garden plants. Over the weekend, we had rain that filled by barrel back to overflowing. Thankful for this water from the sky, Babs

  • Tue, May 20 2014 7:51 PM In reply to

    Re: Rain Barrels------Do You Have One?

     I set up my rain barrel two weeks ago. It is full from last weekends rain. I am using it to water the indoor plants. As we empty milk jugs, I will fill them with the rain water. I carry them up the hill to my garden and leave them until I need them.

    Anyone else have a rian barrel out? Babs 

  • Tue, May 20 2014 8:36 PM In reply to

    • AJ White
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    Re: Rain Barrels------Do You Have One?

    Babs, Yes, do I ever have rain barrels! Two 225-gallon ones around the house for general outdoor cleaning, watering chickens and plants. They came in extremely handy during a six day power outage. Another inside 225-gallon and 55-gallon outside to the goat barn with an automatic fill to an outdoor trough on the opposite side. Really saved money in so many ways. Saved my livestock and didn't have to go to a hotel during the power outage. Saved the cost of connecting water to the barn and/or energy taking the house out to the barn. -AJ
  • Tue, May 27 2014 1:29 PM In reply to

    • map578
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    Re: Rain Barrels------Do You Have One?

     My brother made his own from supplies at the home improvement stores. His are connected to his down spouts. I asked him this weekend and he told me they save him quite a bit.  He has a good sized what I call a city garden and several fruit tress as well.

  • Tue, May 27 2014 6:30 PM In reply to

    Re: Rain Barrels------Do You Have One?

    No I have no rain barrels growing up before having city water and being on a well system which didn't have enough water. We used to put barrels under the runoff of the house and used that for different things. Even though I am on city water now I am still very very consertive with the use of the water.
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