Saturday, May 24, 2008

Rain!

It rained two inches in about twenty minutes yesterday. I have a happy garden and one-hundred gallons of rain water in barrels.

2 comments:

cinnamonbite said...

Yeah, now we have to expand our rain barrels over here. I saw this:

http://www.emmitsburg.net/gardens/articles/adams/audrey/water_barrel.htm

DavidC said...

1.5" recorded in south Titusville, and the mower now beckons after a drought-driven hiatus...

No rain barrels here, but I was in Antigua about 3 weeks ago on business and observed that a majority of the locals capture roof runoff as their primary source for routine use (drinking/etc). If FL keeps growing, and assuming typical competence of city-fathers managing water supplies, we may have to re-learn how to do that here... Town of Oakland was the first to impose water rationing a few weeks ago, so I'm not sure we can depend on a perpetual centralized water supply anywhere in Central FL in the long term.