Spring Garden Acre is a blog about our family's gardening adventures. We call our place Spring Garden Acre, because we live on Spring Road with about an acre. We're located in zone 6b of south central PA. We grow peaches, berries, vegetables and keep a few chickens for eggs and meat.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Catching Roof Rain
Today we went out to an Amish farm to pick up one of two very large containers that we plan to use for catching roof rain. You can see the container next to those two cute boys in the back of the pick-up and next to the buggy. Our plan is to convert the large containers into rain water reservoirs that will catch our roof water. If I've done the math right, then an inch of rainfall caught on one side of our our 1400 square foot roof will fill 1container to the brim! From there, it's a 10 or 20 foot descent to the garden. Gravity should create enough pressure to do the job. Lord willing, and with my dad's help, we'll install the system this June and have rainwater, instead of city water, for the hot summer months.