Sunday, May 23, 2010

Rain barrels & eavestroughs, more summer musts

Two years ago, I bought two home-made rain barrels from a local guy for 1/2 the price of new stylish ones. He makes them out of clean industrial drums that no longer serve their original purpose. They're not much to look at, but then again, they are not located in plain view. I won't be able to connect my second rain barrel at this time, because part of our eavestrough was weakened this past winter and collapsed during a spring wind storm. They are ancient and well overdue, so this is definitely a summer must.


Leah Pomerantz said...

Hi there, A. Kadowaski Busby (hope i got that right),
i found your blog about rain barrels and came to have a look. there is a master gardener's sale of rain barrels next week in london ontario, also refurbished barrels - they used to carry food. you can order online and get more information about them at your lucky plants! :)

Erica said...

Thats a good idea that guy had for rain barrels......I just found your Blog and see that you are from St. Mary's. Where is that? in Ont. I'm from Toronto.

I'm also a Victorian fan and I love your home.

The Dusty Victorian said...

Hi Leah,
Thanks for the sale tip, I will check it out.
Thank you for dropping in.


The Dusty Victorian said...

Hi Eric,
St Marys is near Stratford.
You may want to check out the sale tip from Leah regarding rain barrels in London, perhaps making it a day trip.
Thanks for dropping in, always nice to talk to Victorian enthusiasts.


sunshine said...

Great idea! We used to have old rain barrels on the farm (when I was a wee lass). I would really like one now as well. Hmmm... I need to figure out where to stick it though.

I remember we used to use the water from the rain barrels to wash our hair. It made the hair super soft! :)

Thanks Anyes! :)
Are you loving this weather we've been having??? I'm sweating my tits off but other than that.. it's great! :)


The Dusty Victorian said...

Hi Laura,

I adore summer, and this weather is fabulous to me.
I don't mind the sweat...anywhere (laugh). I grew up with a pool in the backyard and I do miss that a lot though.
Always nice talking to you.


The Blackwood Cottage said...

Rain barrels have been on my 'to do' list for a couple of years, maybe I will be inspired by yours! Just love the house!

The Dusty Victorian said...

Hi Machelle,

Thank you for dropping in this post and the previous ones. I always appreciate your kind words.