this summer about water barrels.
1. They don't have enough pressure to water with a hose, but are great with a watering can. I tried to attach a soaker hose but that didn't really soak.
2. They fill up fast in heavy rain, and can overflow without an extra hose...
3. Or even with two. This will need three hoses to really ensure no more overflows. It's amazing how quickly this fills up in a rainstorm.
This has nothing to do with barrels or rain, but I take the powers of nature wheres I can find them. I found this ant party on the front stoop: