I grew up on a small farm. And on this small farm we had a small well. Or at least I THINK it was a small well, that’s what my grandparents and parents ingrained into my head “don’t waste the water!”
Now that I’m living in the country with a well and lots of gardens to take care of, I knew we needed to look into some sort of supplement, you know, I don’t want to waste the water.
So we looked into rain barrels. But HOLY COW rain barrels are expensive at the big box stores! We looked at Lowe’s and the Tractor Supply store and for $400+ a pop, well…we needed to figure something else out.
Hello large rainwater holders! Yes, we will take two… $100 a piece! 300 gallons each. SCORE!
There’s something about watering the gardens with rain we collected that makes me happy. Maybe it’s just because I know I’m not running the well dry when watering flowers.