Sunday, May 24, 2009

Rain Barrels

I have just emptied my second rain barrel. I hope it rains again soon! I think I am going out to buy a third rain barrel. The city sells them for about $50.00 at the recycle depot. My dad thinks I'm crazy to continually fill my watering can, (which I received for a birthday gift and love!) and then proceed to walk around my garden watering the containers and anything newly planted. It's so peaceful to water by hand and take the time to notice what plant might need a trim or deadhead a flower before it goes to seed to prolong bloom. All the bending and squatting just has to be good for my waist, legs and behind!

There is something magical about mornings. The air is clean and the birds are singing. It's not yet too warm and the sun feels good. I am definitely not a morning person as any of my friends can attest to. However, when I get up with the kids in the morning to get them off to school...... that time seems so precious to me. A time to appreciate the work which I've put into our garden and sit down with a cup of tea!


  1. That sounds like such a peaceful time. I say your rain barrel is the perfect thing to have!!!
    Enjoy your morning putterings..........

  2. We too have a rain barrel. It is our first season with it and I was impressed with how quickly it filled up. One rain storm and it was over flowing. I like the idea that I am using what nature gives us and not the city water. Also becuase you all know how frugal I can be it is great what it doesn't cost me anything for the water. We could use another one or two, have to see what the summer brings us weather wise.

  3. Guess that means I have another "Honey do" item to add to my list.

  4. I think that its great that you take the time to fill your watering can so many times and bring your collected water to each and every plant. It is a testament to your patience and nurturing which is evident in all that you do. Just listening to your post makes me feel relaxed. I remember your watering can and I can picture you filling it and I see a smile on your face. Isn't that what life is really about, nurturing what we have and enjoying doing it?
    p.s. Welcome to anonymous. I don't know if it's your first comment but its the first one that I know for sure is you.

  5. Oh playmate, come out and play with me
    And bring your dollies three
    Clime up my apple tree
    Slide down my cellar door
    And we'll be jolly friends forever more.
    A little ditty I sang as a child.