Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Rainy weather & rain water collection
Everything looks better after the rain! Such humid weather and all that rain this week - I've been collecting rain water to use in my soapmaking, which creates a beautiful gentle bar (some of the chemicals in tap water can interfere with the soap making process, so it's always good to use distilled or filtered water, if not actual rain water). The rain has caused our garden to explode, flowers now blooming and vegetables ready to burst into colour and fruit.
...and our new rain water harvesting tank (1500 gallons) arrived a few days ago, and is now set up ready to go at the side of the house. This tank and pump system is part of the region's rain water harvesting research project, which we are very pleased to be a part of. More on this project as we start to collect the rain water data later this summer.