We’ve mentioned once or twice in this space how much we love our fancy watering cans. The reason we need their awesomeness is that we attempt as often as possible to eschew watering our garden with well-water and a hose, opting instead for rain water from collection barrels.
It can be a total drag, taking one person 90 minutes to water the entire garden thoroughly. The delay comes from just waiting for the cans to fill from the barrels, meaning you’re forced to spend time outside just chilling. Quelle horror!
We were inspired to get rain water collection devices because the previous owner of Maple Hoo had one installed; the thing was ingenious! We did a tiny bit of research and discovered there’s gold on them there roofs during rain storms. So we got a bunch (five) of barrels made from old olive containers from Greece.
From some reason, I’m constantly amazed that the water that comes out of them is sparkling clean and beautiful. Maybe it was my youth spent learning about acid rain. In any event, I love using rain water on the garden because I’m sure the plants appreciate it. I mean, they don’t want to get shocked by over-chilled well-water! They want extra doses of water au natural. So it takes six trips back and forth to water everything (not including the pumpkins, which might have to just live on what actually falls from the sky), it’s worth it for scenes like this:
Those are happy, happy onions!