Rainbarreling World Water Day
|Monkeys in Design|
Thanks to the City of Oakland's Rain Barrel program, we got in on a fabulous thing last year and the rain barrel went in earlier this year. We're in the process of adding monkeys holding umbrellas to make it a little less ugly and match the whimsy of the child gate at the top of our stairs. I'll add a photo when it's done.
I can't think of a better way to celebrate World Water Day 2013! We reduced our consumption by upgrading toilet seals, installing a drip system for our yard and replacing all our grass with dymondia. Clothes washer and dryer, y'all are next, budget permitting.
|Finished Rainbarrel of Monkeys|
Here is a great web site from Wholly H2O of resources and information about harvesting rainwater and other water solutions.
Here are some amazing things happening back there:
|Fruiting & flowering oranges|
The orange tree is covered in these amazing blossoms and they smell like gardenias (and Hawaii!).
|A sea of Meyer lemons!|
We've been making juice and lemonade like crazy! Here is some infused with some Capay Valley blood oranges in our Jeremy glass:
Happy nectarine doing the spring dance:
Here is a parting image in honor of World Water Day 2013: girls at sunset by Lake Temescal in Oakland.