In a move reminiscent of the show Living With Ed, I added rain barrels to my arsenal of gardening tools. I actually built these rain barrels last fall, but temperatures dropped before I had a chance to fully set them up. Today, I hooked them up to one of the downspouts on the house. I built these super cheap using free barrels and only a few dollars worth of other supplies. They are built out of 2-30 gallon barrels so I should be able to collect plenty of water to use for watering the garden.
I hear the rainfall on the roof right now... maybe later this week I can make some more compost tea.