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rain-barrel
This time last summer I remember thinking… if we could only get some rain. All I can say this year… is I think we’re making up for it. It’s been so nice to finally see a little green after a long grey winter and a very dry summer last year. So in an effort to make the most of all the rain we’re getting, I decided to make an investment in my garden. I went ahead and did it! I splurged and bought a RAIN BARREL! There was a time when I thought it was a ridiculous purchase… but now I see the light. Every weekend I would watch gallons and gallons of water run off my roof top and down into the drain. Now I can store up that gift from heaven and save it … not for a rainy day… but for a sunny one. After doing a little research online… I found a few attractive rain barrels for under 100 bucks. Those were my criteria… I didn’t want it to look like a hazzardous materials container and I wasn’t willing to pay $350 for it. So after taking a look at shipping and handling for a few top picks… I decided on the above Sam’s Club. It just kind of looks like a big terracotta pot (but it’s really plastic.) We’ll see just how well it works with the next line of storms we have moving out way.

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