10 February 2008

rain barrel


given the drought, i wanted a legal way to amass large quantities of water to grow some food in the back yard. the equipment was cheap, should it last long enough to catch a bit of rain.

the hard part of the process was cutting the metal downspout and forcing it into the elbow. that and chasing the barrel around the yard a few times in the high winds.

6 comments:

  1. How about some details on how you made the rain barrel!

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  2. purchased from the city and/or county.

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  3. http://www.durhamcountync.gov/departments/swcd/Items_for_Sale.html

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  4. You can also get them at Whole Paycheck, er, Whole Foods, or your local co-op grocery. Probably. I know mine has them.

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  5. My granpappy had a still that looks just like your barrel there. Went missing a few days ago, just about the time you put yours in. I guess those winds mighta blew that barrel from behind his cabin in Johnston county to right under your downspout.

    But we'll give you the benefit of the doubt cuz you seem to be a good fellow, judging from your other postings here.

    And I'll go you one further. I'll get his recipe for sourmash and put it up when I'm back at the computer in a few days. Don't wash out that barrel just yet. There's prolly a good amount of worts down at the bottom that you can use to start your own batch. But you got to promise to set aside a bottle for me.

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  6. done and done! being 53% polish, i usually resort to cabbage for my mash, but i'm willing to branch out.

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