In an effort to be green (or, at least as green as we can be), sweet hubs and I started collecting our ac condensate in buckets, and used the water on our once-thriving garden. The cucumbers, tomatoes, and some herbs and flowers have mostly withstood the scorching Texas heat (our grass, not so lucky) thanks to this recycling effort.
When in Canton a few weeks ago, this metal behemoth spoke to us both in a way we weren’t expecting, saying “Hellooooooo! Water trough? I’m PERFECT!” And so, our once bucket laden porch now has this re-purposed “water feature.”
While we’re still using buckets and watering cans to carry the water to and fro, the goal is to add a hose to the connector (another bonus) at the bottom and back of the trough, and either use a soaker hose system or just a long hose with a sprayer. I’ll keep you updated.
In the meantime, the melodious and soothing tones of dripping water greet me each time I go outside.