I got my own rain barrel this week – from rainbarrel.ca, of course! It’s a grey one, very exciting to pick it up at the bus station and bring it home on a sunny evening here in Vancouver.
Once I set it up (took seconds) and placed it strategically under my down spout, I admired it and walked away. Within 24 hours, it was raining (odd late spring we are having here – it should be dry by now!). Within a day and a half, my barrel was full!
Now I’m waiting for the rain to stop so I can use my water outdoors. But I can put my watering can under the spigot and bring fresh water in to my plants in the house – so much better than the chlorinated water the city kindly sends us!
Anyway, Father’s Day is coming – think about a rain barrel for your dad. You can get one in advance in Ontario: Brockville, Jarvis, Hamilton and Mississauga, or in Manitoba: Winnipeg, Lundar, Inglis and Morden. Just check out our sale sites on the right on this page. If you don’t see a sale where you live, let us know. We’ll be happy to help find a non-profit group that would like to fundraise and help the environment.
Happy Gardening! Happy Father’s Day == soon enough!