Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Rain Barrel

I'm building rain barrels, using these directions.

I found a company in Hopkins-10 minutes from my house-that manufactures juice. They get 55 gallon drums, mix the contents and dispose of the barrels. Their chosen disposal method is selling the drums for $5 a pop. That's a phenomenal price.

Yesterday, my wife picked up 4 barrels for me. I got home and pulled the barrels out of the truck, reading the labels.

The first three were as expected from a plant that makes juice drinks. There were two barrels of prune juice concentrate, and a barrel of strawberry flavor.

The fourth barrel, was...interesting. I'm still laughing about it.

Yes, that is a barrel of flammable, caustic orange flavor, to go in your favorite "orange drink".


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Anonymous said...

I didn’t know watering a garden uses so much water. An average size garden can drink up to 200 litres or 52 gallons, every watering! That’s why rain barrels are such a great product and an environmentally friendly way to make a positive impact.