I was at the Real Canadian Superstore today (ugh) and they have marked down all their “garden centre” – and I’m using that term lightly – stuff down 50-70%. Most of it was crap – snail decorations, dead begonias, what I think might have once been a smurf. In the back though? Some great cages, exactly what I needed to make dealing with my tomatoes and cucumbers easier, and RAIN BARRELS! yes, President’s Choice brand, ugly-as-sin rainbarrels. They have all the features I want (the ability to put them in chains to collect more water before use for example), at $30 each. I bought two. I only held back because I didn’t want to have to stack them on the top of my car, held down with my children’s shoelaces. I know, crazy right?
I also recently got a worm composter on craigslist. I thought it would help until the chickens are here, then I can pass it on.