Look down my rain barrel
Slide down my cellar door
And we’ll be jolly friends forever more
One of the coolest features of this house is the cellar door. It has old stone steps leading from the driveway, directly into the basement. The steps are covered by a wooden trapped door. It was very convenient when we were moving into this house. All the basement boxes were easily stored away. Anyway, I have never had a cellar door before, so today I took a picture of it. It is open here. Normally, it is closed up.
As a follow up to a blog I wrote last week, we have now installed our rain barrels. Just in time too, because they were in place when it rained last week. Both the barrels are now filled up to the brim.
We have a serious low water condition in the County and surrounding area. All residents are suppose to reduce their water usage by 20 per cent until the water supply is replenished. This means all non-essential water uses are suspended until further notice. i.e. No watering in the garden, limiting washing dishes and laundry. Yikes!!
The condition has been labeled a “level 2”. Low water conditions are ranked as Level 1, 2 or 3 based on a prolonged period of low flows or precipitation. A Level 1 is the least severe and Level 3 is the most severe.
Obviously this is getting serious.