Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The smell of Spring

Okay, well, it wasn't much in evidence today, but this weekend was like a promise of things to come. And I find myself experiencing irrational bursts of happiness with the knowledge that I will soon be able to dig in the dirt and plant things. Drought be damned. I'll use my daughter's bathwater for whatever my rain barrels can't provide.

Speaking of which, if anyone's in need, I recommend www.kentuckybarrels.com. They deliver, and fast. And they're way more attractive than giant blue ketchup containers in your yard. Plus they smell like the whiskey they used to house, and the idea of drunk squirrels meandering all over my yard is perversely appealing to me.


devilish southern belle said...

What a great idea! I will definitely look into the barrels. I have thought about rain barrels for a LONG time, but never implemented it. Rain barrels are a very doable way to go greener!

Sugarmama said...

We bought pickle barrels from a guy in Craig's List for $50 each--way cheaper than the exact same ones at Whole Foods for $80. Of course, I believe you're supposed to hook them up to your gutters, right? Yeah, we'll get to that soon. Right after we finish cleaning up the desk. Bwah ha ha ha ha!