Can I tell you how much I love my rain barrel? I was so excited when I got it last summer and MANY of my friends laughed, then asked if I was now allowing the hair to grow under my armpits (who ever said I was shaving it in the first place?!). Ha ha ha! Here is the bottom line on the rain barrel:
I have a 3 year old who loves to play with water. Need I say more? Hearing the hose run makes me crazy and half the time he wasn't playing with it anymore, but left it laying in the grass. Now, he has full access and I haven't spent a cent on the water. On top of that, he fills up buckets and waters my flowers, the garden, and of course his sandbox.
This is yet another fun, easy way to help your environment, save money, and simply make the world better for you kids!
P.S. Always supervise your child around water!