Rain Chain During Storm

Watch our rain chain during a power storm we had! The rain chain leads into a rain drain. It is about a 4’x4′ square edged with pavers. The inside was dug out about 6″ deep and filled with gravel. The spot where the chain hits was dug out a little deeper and a trench wasContinue reading “Rain Chain During Storm”

Building a Butterfly Rain Garden

The goal for this summer is for a butterfly rain garden to be completed in my front yard. A lot of work and planning turning this lawn into a pollinator garden this past 6 months. Last late summer the yard was cleared and sheet mulched. It involved lots of cardboard round up time and lotsContinue reading “Building a Butterfly Rain Garden”

DIY Copper Rain Chain

A couple of months ago I got the notion that I wanted a rain chain. This notion lead to some great ideas on creating a water collection basin underneath it, and more ideas for rain gardens. What is the benefit of a rain chain? Rain chains were first used in Japan where they doubled asContinue reading “DIY Copper Rain Chain”