Hello Folks ~ I do hope you all are enjoying the days where you are. Our weather is starting to feel more and more like summer. We’ve really felt it the past couple of days as we’ve been working outside trying to get a project done. Didn’t quite finish this afternoon because we were pooped and rain was threatening.
Remember this curbside found barrel that we decided to use as a rain barrel. Well, as of last week we have it set up and we got a good rain one night and it filled to overflowing. The thing holds approximately 169 gallons according to our calculations. One gallon weighs 8.33 lbs. so when full, this thing is heavy. We have it up on a base of 2 layers of concrete blocks, it now has two spigots. It has a pipe to be connected to other tanks when we get them set up, and we have an overflow set up that goes into a French drain and on out into the street.
That was last week’s project. This week we decided to re-do the gutters along the front of the house so that the water from them will all go to the rain barrel(s). What a job, but we are almost finished. The past two days have been very warm and humid so that we’ve been sweating like crazy, but drinking LOTS of water too.
We bought 2 sheets of white lattice to camouflage the rain barrel and I plan to get blue pea vines growing up it. I think those flowers will go wonderful with the cobalt bottle bouquet that’s just to the south of the barrel.
I’ll post pictures later as I don’t have any edited and ready to go.
The caravan work is on hold while we’ve been doing this rain barrel and gutter work. DH does have the frame made for the counter top and it’s laying on one of his work benches on top of the plywood that will be cut for the top. Then a granite looking laminate will go on the top and front edge.
I’ve decided I want to do a ‘tropical’ decorating theme inside this little 6’x8’ space.
Here is Penelope the only new photo ready to share.
While working outside these past two weeks, I’ve been enjoying all of the blooms, scents, colorful foliage, the bees, butterflies and birds singing, plus the occasional crowing of neighborhood roosters. Since I’ve not been working in the gardens while working on these two projects I’ve appreciated them more because I’m not thinking about all that needs doing in them, just enjoying the moments being in them.
Again I want to thank all of you for your kind comments on my humble gardens. They are encouraging and motivate me and help me to see my gardens in a different light.
Well, it’s time to get a meatloaf into the oven for supper.
Enjoy the rest of your week. May you feel love and peace surrounding and flowing through you.