Look down my rain barrel, slide down my cellar door

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.

About westlakemusings

In 2013 my husband and I retired. We bought an old pre-confederation house out in the country. This blog is about our new world in the country as we explore all of life's possibilities.
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2 Responses to Look down my rain barrel, slide down my cellar door

  1. Rev. Marilyn says:

    I’m glad I was there when the installation took place. Remember, we were sitting on the front porch after dinner when the two motivated men, Warren and Gary, decided to interrupt our peaceful evening musings with banging? Full to the brim! Awesome!

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