Rain is in SUCH short supply here, I have no outside spickot yet on the house, and we have an irrigation well in the field but its old and needs primed evry single use........I SO need a rain barrel!!
Dh still has 'stuff' out in the field that has not found a home yet...I was looking for a bucket the other day and found a few that still had rain water standing in them. I took them all all and watered some of the garden plants. I thought that I really need a rain barrel that I can tap off of easily. Right now our watering set up is not easy for me at all and dh has to do it unless i want to carry buckets from the bath tub.
I have no gutters anywhere, so it would be just free-falling rain.
I have a couple of 55 gallon plastic barrels.