As a sailor, I watch the forecast by habit. The garden has been crying out for rain, and despite our ‘water very sparingly’ policy, the waterbutts, which are all connected together underground, running very dry.

So having a good rain today as the forecasters had predicted is very good, and even more so as I connected in our new big IBC water tank (1000 litres capacity) on Friday. This takes rainwater off the shed, and feeds all of the rest of the low level butts around the garden.

Just need to decide when is the best time to go and get wet checking it is all filling as expected.

Of course this renders my calculations of our overall capacity out of date, the water system is described here Perhaps I should take the opportunity on a rainy day to updated it, but Wimborne Folk Festival is calling. There’s always winter !