Hi, I know! Two blogs postings in two days, very impressive indeed. In truth, it is raining, again.. so I am taking a break from planting up the driveway rockery with Marion’s plant divisions because I confess, I am a fair weather gardener and it isn’t like I have nothing to do inside.
I turned to trying to find a proper place to put everything which we have so far brought down to the house. The studio and Anne’s garage are still full of unpacked boxes. I am getting to it! .. In the meantime, I found a large garbage bag tucked into the corner of the guest room closet. The bag was full of our Christmas wrapping paper, a few ungifted presents and the family Christmas stockings. Either, I am a tad late for last year or really early for next year.
With the fascia now installed we are in the process of ordering our gutters and they should be here by the end of the week. E has installed gutters on our two previous houses, so we aren’t anticipating a difficult job.
With all of our well water issues this spring, and the addition of our gorgeous new roof we have now decided to add a rain catchment system to the current water system. Three of the four new gutter down spouts will feed into a 500 gallon tank under the deck. Then, it will automatically be pumped up to our regular tanks with a 120 volt transfer pump. It will not replace but enhance the current system. With our new roof we figure we should be able to capture maybe twenty thousand gallons of free water.
Finally, a reason
to embrace rain