Aug 3, 2012 | 2:47 AM PST with a 10 minute heavy rainshower. I'll take it. A couple years ago, we had 2 rain barrels in place,for the beds,but that was short lived,as the ice and snow off the roof screwed up the connection hoses. Ok, back to the drawing board. Have plenty of good well water,but would rather use rain water when I can-with the least amount of my energy spent delivering it to the beds. Like -as in, turn on a spigot and there it goes. Since brother needs a bigger pump set-up for his, I'll buy his little pump,and we're gonna do it better this time. Have plenty of rain barrels,just need a couple more 2 hose manifolds,maybe pick up 2 more garden hoses. Have soaker hoses already,but using a garden hose with holes punched seems to work much better. I would prefer to soak the soil in the garden versus the whole plant with the sprinkler. Trials and tribulations of a gardener. Also thinking about building a small root cellar. By the time I get this all situated to the point where it should be- I should be about 70. Some plants can be moved now-but its too dang hot out. The humidity came back. Hubby will work on puttering/building a small tool shed on the backside of the gardenshed this weekend,now that the gravel base is down.The 4 big wooden storage crates,will make one good sized one for the 2 lawn mowers and hand tools,after tearing them apart and redoing of course. I dont want the lawn mowers taking up all that space in the gardenshed anyways. I've been reduced to using just one side where the long pottingbench is,the other side is for garage sale items.And the 2 wing sheds are for the garage sale. So,I'm lacking space for garden implements. The fog is as thick as molasses this morning. We'll have Landon again, as its daughters anniversary sat. nite,then next week,she goes back to New Hampshire to clean out her Dads apartment,so we'll have him Monday to Wednesday probaly. He's gonna think he lives here pretty soon.The air is clearer and cooler,but that will be short-lived as temps are suppose to go back up again this weekend. But right now, everythings got a good soaking. I had bought one of those Troy-built trimmers 2 years ago,,but the thing wouldnt stay running, which we knew,so off it went to the shop. This year-we've decided to finally clear up alot of brush,and the north tree line,we've been wanting to get to for 8 years. Brother wanted to use it-but we told him it had to be fixed first,and it cost us a whole $11.00-which he gladly paid for the chance of using it. So we're sharing it,and brother says it'll take out 1 " tree saplings,but make sure you cover all your skin with clothing,and wear goggles,and dont stand anywhere near it just to watch. So I'll make sure I'm far enough away.Thats just what we need,so we're looking forward to finally using it in a couple weeks. I'm sure the end result will be amazing,once we get the overgrowth and brush cut back in different areas. I'm wanting to clean up a large old wood pile,and god knows what else is in that pile,surrounded by overgrowth,but have to have that machine. Once that pile is cleaned up,it'll look awesome. I have a large mulch pile that I can barely see anymore,much less get to. I have to research something to take care of the cats fleas,as now they are bothering him alot with the heat. I dont want to use the toxic stuff that walmart carries..