Everyone loves that moment in the year where you start catching the glimpse of that green grass growing! We are especially excited this year because after our landscaping weekend, we've seeded all those dirt craters, and the grass is starting to come in! We were very lucky because, while we've had an unusually nice spring, right after we seeded the grass, it rained for a few days. I love the rain; it's the grey skies that bother me, but we were definitely thanking the grey clouds for finally giving it up.
One of the things we haven't gotten around to is getting rain barrels. The house had no downspouts when we bought it, which we have added on the front of the house, but we wanted to take advantage of the copious amount of rain we usually get in the spring, so rain barrels in the back were the plan. It is now almost officially summer, and sadly we haven't found any that we like yet, or that aren't really expensive. So for now, this giant bucket will do.
Clearly, the buckets do the same thing as the expensive rain barrels, and the garden is getting nicely watered with the rain- collected or not.
Aquarius Coaster Dish design by Thomas Paul - $4.50
from: Burke Decor LLC
One thing I am surprised the more houses do not have these days is grey water systems. If we were to ever design build our own house, that would be one of the things I would be putting in. How much water is wasted when we shower or bath? With a grey water system, a lot of that water that is now undrinkable is able to still be used in other ways. Such as watering the lawn or in the toilet. Why would we need potable water in the toilets, just to literally flush it away?! It's sad how wasteful we are, without even being totally aware of it sometimes. Learn a bit about grey water systems here.
I encourage you to think about water conservation, and just to be aware of it.
Before throwing your water from the nightstand down the drain, water your
plants, or after a bath, fill up the watering can.
What are some ways you are trying to save water? Let me know in the comment area.
Thanks again for reading!
Ants on a Blog
By Jena Keenan