100 Days to Offload: Day 14

Installing a water butt

As part of the permaculture course I started in March, I committed to installing a water butt at my house. It took almost a month to get a water butt delivered from Wickes due to the current pandemic, but it finally arrived this week.

First I had to get the ground level next to a downspout. We still had some bricks left over after re-rendering the back of our house, so two days ago I managed to grab a water level and build a small platform for the water butt to sit on. Today I installed the rain diverter kit on the downspout. Now we just have to wait for some rain (which shouldn't be too long in Wales) to see if it works.

Water butt

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