Friday, July 25, 2008

What to do with all that rain

Rain barrels and down spouts have been working overtime this summer along with sewers, sump pumps and wet vacs. Julian with his natural interest in hydraulic engineering took an immediate interest in the rain barrel since we moved. He moniters the amount of water, connects and disconnects the downspout depending on water level and the expected weather outlook and will even run out in the middle of a flash flood to "check" on it. So, the other day when I was watering a transplanted pepper plant, he scolded me for not using the rain water first. Man, those kids will keep you honest. Then he proceeded to use the rest of the collected rain to water the garden, fill up Maia's bucket umpteen times and help create a swamp in the water table.










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