We found a place to get 55 gallon plastic, food grade barrels! The Pepsi bottling plant in Memphis, MO got us the used syrup barrels for $10 each. They smell like Mountain Dew at the moment, but they even put them on the truck to Kirksville for us to pick up more easily. Great people!
We don’t know exactly how we’ll set it up yet, but we’ll start simple by running some gutters to them and siphoning off the water to the garden when we need it; which won’t be for awhile because of the 4.5 inches we got last week.
But we finally have sun! A clear, dry day! Our garden desperately needs it, and hopefully there’ll be more to come!
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