After the Rain

As the girls and I arrived home from riding lessons a couple of days ago, we discovered two large boxes sitting on our front porch.  I knew what was in the boxes and while excited, I was also very disappointed.  It was the day after the storms moved thru and I had so wanted these boxes to arrive before the storms.

We got out of the car and I pulled them into the garage. When hubby arrived home that evening, we opened the boxes and pulled out our new . . . . . . . . . .


I had ordered them over six weeks earlier, so they should have arrived a few weeks ago.  Apparently, the sale price offered was so good that the manufacturer was having trouble keeping up with orders.  Several weeks later, the day after we received 1.5 – 2 inches of rain, our barrels arrived.

Hubby purchased the necessary gutter supplies and we have the first rain barrel set up.


Now all we need is some rain to fill it up and a soaker hose to water the garden this summer.

Despite my complaints about its arrival, I’m thrilled to have one two more items in our possession that will provide us another level of self-sufficiency.  I have a feeling these will get some good use over the years.


  1. I was thinking about what a “money saver” it would be to have a couple of these to water my lawn and flowers!!!!!!!!!!

    • I’m not sure how long we’ll need to use them before they pay for themselves, but using soaker hoses are the best with these rain barrels. Environmentally, they are awesome!

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