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thinking about building a rain barrel in the barn so there isn't a hose running from the house all the way out there all year
This also works if watering pail is sitting on ground, with downspout emptying into top of it - saves a bit of rainwater for you to use in your potted plants...
Reuse rainwater with these barrels made from trash cans. Placed underneath your home's downspout, a rain barrel can help conserve water (and money) by capturing rain runoff from the roof. You can then use that water for the garden. You'll find a variety of barrels available online: Look for ones that have a spigot for a house attachment. Or make your own from large plastic trash containers. You can purchase a pump to help deliver the water through your hose, or a tap to fill your watering can.