Goat Farm Projects with our 55 gallon Barrels!!!
Just some ideas of how to upcycle 55 gallon plastic barrels for goats/pets. The picture on the left shows goat shelters/houses for baby goats. The picture on the right shows goat barrel feeders! Let us know what you think! Or send us your pics and we will feature you on our website!!!
How do I install my rain barrel?
*Before you start, make sure that your roof is clean and your gutter is clear of debris.
*Select a place for your rain barrel under a shortened downspout on level, solid ground free of any rocks, roots, or debris that can make your rain barrel rock from side to side.
*Fifty gallons of water weigh several hundred pounds and may be a risk to children if they try to climb on the barrel.
*It is recommended to raise your barrel a few inches by placing it on top of flat landscape/paver-type stones or concrete blocks.
*Raising your rain barrel a few inches off of the ground will give you more water pressure and make it easier to reach for the spigot or use a watering can.
*Arrange your rain barrel so that the overflow valve is facing away from your home’s foundation. *Always make sure to monitor your rain barrel for overflow to avoid damage to your foundation--if you go on vacation, plan ahead!
This 55 gallon barrel is a great way to store potatoes or any produce you may need to keep in a cellar or storage pantry!
Are you interested in making or buying a Rain Barrel?!?!?
If you answered YES, be sure to check out this simple diagram for pointers and tips!!!
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