Baker Troop

Step 1 Rain Barrels

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After reading everything I could about how to get free water for the garden, I decided a rain barrel system was in order. So after looking around the internet to see all the different types of rain barrels, I decided new rain barrels were WAY OVER PRICED. Some folks wanted near a $100+ for a simple water barrel. This is not economical in my eyes. So after deciding what type of rain barrel I liked, I tried to find out what the heck these rain barrels were really used for, and I knew it's wasn't designed for collecting rain. After some poking around, I found these things are food barrels. They are used a lot for pickles and olives. Well since NC has one of the largest pickle companies in the USA...I decided they must sell these things used. Somehow, somewhere, I will find them used. So I searched, and right off I found what I was looking for. A fellow in Sandford, NC sells rain barrels that were old pickle barrels from none other than Mt. Olive Pickle company here in NC.

I made a quick phone call to see if he had some left. He said he had 5,000 on his farm. Great news for me, there was no shortage of rain barrels when I arrive. So for the expensive price of $10 a barrel, I decided it was time for the trip. So the following weekend Steven and I took a road trip to Sanford, NC to pick up 6 of these rain barrels. Here is their website Bench Mark Rain Barrels.

I set up the barrels with a collection system once we got back.


Gardening Rain Barrels
Gardening Rain Barrels
Gardening Rain Barrels
Gardening Rain Barrels
Gardening Rain Barrels
Gardening Rain Barrels
Gardening Rain Barrels
Gardening Rain Barrels
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Gardening Rain Barrels
Gardening Rain Barrels
Gardening Rain Barrels

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ourstatecoverTroy was published in a major state magazine called "Our State." He wrote an article about fly fishing in Western North Carolina. A publisher at the magazine called Troy after seeing his fly fishing web site. Read the article.