The joy of watering... for free!
How much fun for a kid to help water the garden! Here are a couple pictures of Griffin hard at work, giving the broccoli, peppers, and lettuce get a drink. Yes, it's a bit early for peppers, but I couldn't resist (now I'm keeping my fingers crossed the frost will stay away!)
My hubby and I had been wanting to buy rain barrels for awhile now and he finally pulled the trigger. We couldn't be happpier with them. We have two that hook up to the downspouts. One we put on the deck after I suggested it may give us a bit more water pressure. However, it's not enough to "sprinkle" the lawn. Oh well, my potted plants in and out will thank us as well as the garden. We even used the free water when giving the kids' outside toys a wash the other day. A little less wasted water at our house... yeah! Here's the site with our rain barrels (in case you want to use your free water too!): http://www.rain-barrel.com/collection_systems.html