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This thread is in reply to a blog post by Horseshoe entitled "Drought?: For Dave, Trish, and the Texans...".
Name: Vicki
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vic
Oct 11, 2011 3:55 AM CST
Sheesh Shoe, it started raining outside just reading your story Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Seriously, great story, as always and I'll never look at a 55 gallon drum again without thinking about it.

Droughts are no fun and even a bit scary. Hoping Dave and Trish and all those folks in TX are getting all the rain they need and yes, it really is raining here Hurray! Hurray! Ah, rain, blessed rain - LOVE it!

Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Oct 11, 2011 8:56 AM CST
Yep, woke up to rain here, too. And still raining, looks like an all-dayer to me.

Wish we could pipe some of it to Texas!

Shoe
Name: Linda
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Gymgirl
Oct 11, 2011 9:10 AM CST
We got so much rain, so fast, it started FLOODING! You can stop jiggling, now, Shoe!
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Oct 11, 2011 9:28 AM CST
Wow, Linda! I should've posted this blog entry months ago, eh?

Congrats on the rain. Hope you have your fall/winter plants in the ground already.

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 11, 2011 10:52 AM CST

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Great post, Shoe. I laughed though the whole thing.

Your post got me thinking. I have plenty of drums around here, some good sassafras roots for drumsticks, and a redneck neighbor* who would love to give this a try.

* I'm talking about that big rough loudmouth, good ole Billy himself, of course. Hilarious!
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Oct 11, 2011 11:11 AM CST
Hah! Oh boy-howdy, I can just see Billy beatin' on those barrels!

Now next time you head to the local quick stop be sure to pick up some fireballs for this winter, too. And those sassafras roots, take the bark off for your tea before you turn them into drumsticks.

Hope you're getting rain over your way.

Shoe (picturing Dave and Family beating on barrels, having a great time!)
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Oct 11, 2011 11:56 AM CST

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Much of Texas got rain a couple days ago. We managed to escape most of it and only got a trace amount. Smiling It'll come, eventually.
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Oct 11, 2011 1:57 PM CST
" Smiling It'll come eventually."

Shhh, Folks, methinks Dave is eyeballing those drums.....

Wishing you the best!

Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Oct 11, 2011 2:58 PM CST

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Big Grin
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Oct 12, 2011 9:45 AM CST

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Billy must've been busy all night because today we're getting buckets and buckets of rain!! Hilarious! I better go check my stash and see if some barrels are missing.

Seriously, though, I'm thrilled with this rain. It's been pouring for over an hour and I bet we've had an inch by now. Thumbs up
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vic
Oct 12, 2011 9:54 AM CST
Oh what wonderful news.

I remember when we were in the midst of our drought, I was asked what I wanted for my birthday. My answer was RAIN Big Grin

So glad to hear you're getting wet! Hurray! Hurray! Thumbs up
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Oct 12, 2011 10:05 AM CST

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Thumbs up Thumbs up
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Oct 12, 2011 11:29 AM CST
"I better go check my stash and see if some barrels are missing."

Hah! Too funny! Especially thinking our prized stash are barrels! We're crazy folks in the country, eh?

Congrats on the rain! I hope it comes down in more buckets for you. Hope you have rain barrels to collect some in, or is Texas one of those states that outlaw rain barrels?

This made my day...!

Shoe
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Oct 12, 2011 11:33 AM CST

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Yep, I definitely have a "Stash" (just like any other farm, I suppose) and a collection of barrels is definitely part of my stash. I'd post a picture but it's the messy part of the property, as you can imagine.

Rainwater catchment is legal and encouraged in Texas. I have some catching systems here but nothing elaborate (yet). We're building a barn soon and I'll have a full catchment system on it. I have big plans in that regard. Thumbs up
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kqcrna
Oct 12, 2011 11:36 AM CST
That's great about the rain! Hurray!

Karen
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Oct 12, 2011 11:38 AM CST

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4" according to the rain gauge! Blinking
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kqcrna
Oct 12, 2011 11:43 AM CST
Wow Thumbs up

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sandnsea2
Oct 12, 2011 12:06 PM CST
Bravo, Dave. Keep those raindrops comin'!
Hurray!
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Oct 12, 2011 12:36 PM CST

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Thumbs up
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Oct 12, 2011 12:54 PM CST
When Hank built this house, he wanted to route all water except for sewage from toilets to a cistern type thingy but building inspection said no - made us send it all to the leech beds/septic tank.

A few years ago, a pretty famous person in your state Dave, built a home doing just that, saving all grey water to water stuff with and I thought it was so cool that Texas was progressive in their thinking. Thumbs up

Before we dug our pond for watering, we had a 55 gallon drum at every down spout. We would probably still do that until I found a copper head all coiled up in the water Crying Crying Crying That was it - I was done!

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