15 thoughts on “Revisiting Post While I’m Away

  1. Jenny

    We have four rain barrels that we use for watering our garden. This is our first season using them. So far so good. Thanks for sharing this at the HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you again tomorrow: blackfoxhomestead.com/the-homeacre-hop/

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    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Four rain barrels? That would be heaven, Jenny! We’re still waiting on rain here in NE Texas, I sure hop it’s not another drought year, it’ll be the third one in a row… ~TMR~

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  2. Jamie

    What great tips! I love the rain barrel. Thanks so much for linking up to Give Me The Goods Monday! Hope to see you again tomorrow 😉
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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  3. April

    We use rain barrels to save our rain water and also save our laundry water. I love being able to keep our garden going without having to turn on the tap. I would love to have a cistern!

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    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      April, rain barrels are awesome, aren’t they? I’ve never figured out how to easily save our laundry water but that’s on my radar in the near future. We’ve been in a drought here in NE Texas for two years straight with another dry year predicted. I hate to use potable water for irrigation. Thanks so much for your comment. ~TMR~

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  4. Heather M

    I need to find a workable solution for collecting rainwater on our patio. We have a condo. So wish I could hook a rain barrel up to THAT gutter spout! Imagine the water I could collect! Thanks for linking up for Fabulously Frugal Thursday.

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    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Heather, if I were in your shoes I would collect rainwater in a plastic tub of some sort, maybe even a large trashcan. You can install a spigot very easily on the trash can and put it up on blocks to elevate it. We’re thinking about a setup like that against our feed shed so we can collect rainwater for the water trough for our little bottle calves we typically raise each year. Hummm…. ~TMR~

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  5. Joyce

    Wow!!! This is something we have not thought about. We have found some flow wells in the area that we can use if we need to, but this is for sure something to consider, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Joyce, I hate to use potable water on plants so I always try to use rainwater for watering them. I’m all for using whatever natural method possible for irrigation – good for you! ~TMR~

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  6. Lisa Lynn

    I’m going to feature a video this Saturday On The Homestead about a unique way to conserve water. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your post on The HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you again this week!
    theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/04/the-homeacre-hop-16.html

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  7. Vickie

    We are also using a rainwater collection system! We built a 10×12 tool shed a couple of years ago and put a metal roof on it so we could collect relatively “clean” water. The rain gutters divert the water into an 1,100 gallon water storage tank. Once that tank is full, or nearly full, we siphon that water into another 1,100 gallon tank which is a bit closer to our orchard. We hope to get another water storage tank soon as we figure a little over 3,000 gallons should provide enough water for the 10 fruit and nut trees in our orchard. If you would like to read about it, here is the first of two posts about it: makingoursustainablelife.com/our-gravity-flow-water-system-part-1 . I really enjoy reading through your website. I have seen it before, but got there today through the homeacre hop!

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