Winterizing Rain Barrels
Well, these frosty mornings remind me that I need to get my rain barrels emptied for the winter. I am collecting gallon milk jugs to store my rain water indoors. I have about 200 gallons still in my barrels. So I will need to do a good watering of my trees and shrubs and then save 50-60 gallons for indoor use this winter. We will drain them and store them covered or upside down so they will not collect ice and snow over the winter.
Hmmmmm, if I had a cistern, I wouldn’t have to do this. I am planning to attend a day of learning about “Beyond Rain Barrels” at the Johnson County Extension office November 15. www.rainscapingiowa.org Anyone want to join me?