For the past hour we have had soft, gentle, life giving rain falling in Cape Town. The first of the winter rains.
Almost a good enough reason to throw a party! I have a feeling my garden is celebrating - pity I can't hear all the slurping and gulping that has got be happening out there :-)
And this is a 20 lt (5 gallon) bucket which has taken only 3 minutes to fill this full...
|18.0 lts in 3 minutes...|
... we are definitely going to have at least 20 000lts (approx. 5 000 gallons) storage for rainwater on the farm. At a push in times of need - that will be 3 - 4 months water for the plants / trees / vegetables, and household use.
We have decided to half bury the tanks - the shale underneath the top layer of clay will form a perfect base for the tanks.
Why waste free water?
Oh, this rain water is so welcome! I hope it's raining on the farm...