Around the Bend Strawbale House, Pond and Gardens

December 7, 2015

Rain “barrels”

Filed under: Uncategorized — aroundthebend @ 9:23 pm

Our pond is a closed loop system.  No water will run into it, including from the surrounding ground area to help keep it algae free.  So it will need topping up during the summer when the sun and wind will evaporate some of the water.  We set up a system to collect over 1100 gallons of water from the steel roofed house, using 275 gallon totes which used to hold vegetable oil.  We’ll describe the water collection system when it is put together in the spring.

Meantime the structure for the barrels formed part of the fence so we had to get that done this past summer as well. We poured a slab, cleaned the totes, built a structure, started the plumbing and enclosed half the totes to form the fence.

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