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#614131 - 07/31/10 04:54 PM Rainwater Collecting - Moisture Farming
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I realized that water bills are extremely high at my new place. So, since this is the monsoon season, I have been collecting rainwater. I've filled about 150 gallons in under 2 weeks and could have tripled that if I had more bins.

With each bin, I add a few drops of bleach and then seal them, so keep out mosquitoes.

I want to buy two more 50 gallon bins (i think will be 40 dollars at the feed store unless I can find a better price) and then probably stop. How much water do I need to save? I really don't know. Never done this before.


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#614189 - 08/01/10 12:35 AM Re: Moisture Farming [Re: Jilly]
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Save as much as possible. We have a 3000liter tank above ground, and a underground holder. It automaticly goes from the raingutters to the holder. I don�t know exactly the name for this holder. The neighbour said it had something to do with the cows way earlier in life. Now its for rain water, how many liters it has i don�t know but its fairly good sized. This summer it came in handy it was hot here and hadn�t rained for weeks, to were we actually got to use it.
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#614281 - 08/01/10 04:26 PM Re: Moisture Farming [Re: flower70]
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Wow, that is a lot of rain cachement, Flower! Good on ya.

My yard prolly looks funny to other with all the open containers I have set up under the porch eaves to catch the rain, but it's working, and I am able to use containers I already had instead of needing to buy/set up a gutter system.

Then I just transfer the water with a pail from the open containers to the ones I have set up with lids, in the driveway.

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#614342 - 08/02/10 04:47 AM Re: Moisture Farming [Re: Jilly]
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Who cares right now how the yard looks as long as your doing something good for you and the enviroment. Pretty comes later, with out water there is nothing able to make things pretty.
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#615826 - 08/08/10 10:05 PM Re: Moisture Farming [Re: flower70]
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Oops. I left my last catchment containers out too long and now have mosquitoes. I am covered with bites. This is a downside!

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#619678 - 08/21/10 10:47 PM Re: Moisture Farming [Re: Jilly]
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It's time to raise some bats!
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#619825 - 08/22/10 03:09 PM Re: Moisture Farming [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]
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Yes, a bat house. I wonder if they have one at ACE. I am committed to shopping at ACE instead of Home Depot, since ACE is local. If they don't have a bat house, I will see if they can order one. (plus i have a coupon!)

I love bats.

Okay, it rained again last night and I have to move the water from the latest catchment containers to the sealed containers in the window before they breed mosquitoes. Am going to do it right now!

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#619826 - 08/22/10 03:25 PM Re: Moisture Farming [Re: Jilly]
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Done! Okay, next step.

Aha! Ace online has a Bat House!
bat house With free shipping to my local ace. Can't beat that.

They don't have mosquito dunks, though frown
mosquito dunks

They do have one of the cheapest rain barrels i've seen -
rain barrel




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#619840 - 08/22/10 04:15 PM Re: Moisture Farming [Re: Jilly]
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That is great news, you can have friendly bats to keep you company in the evening!
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#622060 - 08/29/10 04:48 PM Re: Moisture Farming [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]
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Well, turns out i can't afford the bat house right now. So it will go on my list of things to pick up when i can.

I was very excited to see my local shop had a 32 gallon trash can for only ten dollars - i need another water bin that seals - but when i ran to the store all the ten dollar ones were already gone.

I really don't want to shell out 20 bucks for a plastic garbage can. Should I just go do it? I really need another rain bin but it seems like a large expense. What should I do? I can't find used ones on craiglist, so that's out.

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