I Suppose…

I hate to say it, but I suppose it’s time to put away my rain barrel for the season.

If there’s one thing that makes having chickens easier… it’s not having to haul them water every day!  With the smidgen of rain that we get in Wyoming… my rain barrel off the coop roof was more than enough to water them, and the cat, and other birds, and the dogs as they ran by!  In fact, I had connected another barrel to it because the 55 gallon would fill up and just out of curiousity, I wondered how much more I could get off that tiny roof!  Another 40 gallons appeared… but, of course, I just let it drain away since I rarely, if ever, used the 55 gallons up!

As it’s starting to freeze… and hard freezes at night… the other night it was down to 0˚!

I had to pull the plug before all my fittings froze and cracked…

It’s back to hauling jugs of water…




I Suppose… — 3 Comments

  1. You’ve got me missing the days back when I had chickens! Carrying the water in the snow and blowing cold of winter sure wasn’t my favorite part of the job… but you can’t beat those farm fresh eggs! 🙂

  2. I brought in my rain gauge tubes this morning, I like your rain barrel system, often wondered how many gallons I could collect off the S.E corner of my roof, that’s where the south side of the roof drains, and here in central Iowa we usually get plenty of rain- Hate cold & ice, but I like to see fresh snow fall, one time, then I’m ready for spring!!

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