Here at Green 1/25th of an Acre, we have moved one more step towards self sufficiency. We are now the proud owners of a big butt - neither Mr. DBM nor I thought that either one of us would ever be able to say that. It holds 200 litres of water and has been plumbed into the downpipe at the end of the garage, making use of an ingenious, technologically advanced and very Canadian piece of kit - duct tape. I am sure that this will last as long as some of my Dad's handiwork did - mirrors and Blu Tack spring to mind, but it will do for now.
Now, we sit back and wait - and that is the best part of this whole scheme. Since we now want it to rain so that we can fill up our water butt (and no, we can't fill it from the tap, the whole point is to use rainwater to water the garden, not metered water from the tap) it won't! I can pretty much guarantee that we will now have the hottest, driest summer ever on record, starting from today.
And thanks, Englishmum, for putting the song "Baby Got Back" aka "I like big butts and I cannot lie" by Sir Mix-a-Lot into my head. It is stuck there and it doesn't seem to be going anywhere in a hurry. It can be a tad embarrassing when it escapes while you are wandering aimlessly around Home Depot trying to figure out how you are going to attach your big butt to the garage downpipe. "I like big butts and I cannot lie. You other brothers can't deny.................."
Saturday, 14 June 2008