Living in town limits causes us to have to pay for city water and its never cheap. Prices just go up and up. We have never wanted to pay for watering our large garden beds we have around the homestead so we have come up with our own system to collect free rain water. Everyone’s […]
Collecting rain from your roof in rain barrels is a great way to use a free resource to irrigate the garden. However, rain barrels can fill up within minutes during a rain event. Directing rain barrel overflow into a rain garden is one way to keep more water on your property and create more biodiversity, […]
Erica has wanted a rain barrel for years; this year she has two at her house that fill up with the rain water from just half of her roof. She plans to use the collected rain water to water her gardens, especially her berries because they will grow much better as they get the natural […]
Want to learn how to save on your electric/water bill, AND help the environment? See how we use our water barrels!
Without a plumbed water system, we at Acorn Hill Homestead have relied on water catchment from our metal roof. While we prepared an underground water storage system that extends our water harvesting season, our system has not tolerated sub-freezing temperatures. So what do you do when your water catchment system (sort of) fails? Read on!
Using a water catchment system is a great way to make use of the rain that falls freely. However, winter’s freezing temperatures present a special challenge to water catchment. Learn how Homestead Honey’s family created a winter-friendly water catchment system.