Straight up, I want one!  Have you heard of these?  Rain Barrels collect rain water, usually from roofs, for future use.  Brilliant!  What a great way to conserve rain and use it for watering gardens, potted plants and so on.  Right now we are getting so much rain, but during summer we usually have a dry spell.  With a rain barrel, I could be using the stored rain from spring rather then spending $$ by turning on the tap for watering.

There are several online DIY instructions for making and installing rain barrels.  Places like Circle City Rain Barrels provide you w/ a rain barrel kit and diy instructions or can even purchase a finished barrel that is ready for installation.

Looking forward to getting one and using on our garden this year!