Let me count the ways...
I have such a good hubby. It only took him 2 months to get the rain barrel set up but he did it and I love him more for doing so :)
Has anyone used a rain barrel before? I have wanted one for years but didn't want to pay the price associated with shipping. This year we were at the Quaker Plant Sale and they were selling rain barrels for $70. Couldn't beat that price so we bought one. Lo and behold, rain barrels are now the "in" thing. I went to Home Depot a few weeks after buying mine and an entire wall was filled with rain barrels. There are some fancy ones too. Here are some goodies that I found for anyone interested in getting one:
THE FLOWER PLANTER RAIN BARREL
THE SQUARE WOODEN RAIN BARREL
THE ECO RAIN BARREL
RECYCLED WHISKY RAIN BARRELS
THE PRETTY CASCATA RAIN BARREL
If you would like to learn how to make your own:
More Printable Instructions
You Tube Video:
Don't water your veggies and fruits with rainwater that has run off your roof, at least I wouldn't. Lots of nasties on the roof that you probably wouldn't want going into the food you eat.