Saturday, August 21, 2010

Rain Catchers

Well, we're trying different things out to help gather and store rain water. Since we can't use the water from the canal or from the well, we need to find an alternative plan.

We have a pond builder coming out in the next week or so, to dig our water catching pond. We hope to have it completed, as we near the busy part of the rainy season. We live in FL and usually we don't ask for rain this time of year. I'll be praying for it, so it can fill the pond. A pond 15x40x3' holds about 18k gallons of water, and my hubby decided today to make it even larger. I need a lot of rain!

Here's a picture of what the hubby tried, and it works. 4 posts, and a tarp. We've gathered nearly 75 gallons in the past week or so. We could easily expand on this idea, and likely will. It's one project at a time. We seem to get one done, and then add two more to the list. Oh well, that's life and we're loving every sweaty minute of it!

1 comment:

  1. There are several ways to skin a cat and I looks like you found a way with your tarp.
    Keep up the good work.


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