Rain barrels

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Finally having a bit of time to come up for some air.  This has been the spring of projects to get done and the one at the top of the list has been to get rain barrels in place.

Last Fall I had built a small porch on the garden shed, with the sole intention of catching the rain water from the roof of the porch.  The shed is right at the veggie garden, so it naturally was the perfect spot for the rain barrels.  I had read where it was not advisable to use water collected from shingled roofs on food plants, (chemicals from the shingles), so i had installed a pvc roof on the shed porch.  I figured if pvc was used for water pipes in the house, it would be ok for the rain water run off.

Had the roof ready and the spot to put the…

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