But the time has certainly come to be an adult about rainwater collection and pony up the money for a proper set of pickle barrels. I’ve been longing to do it for some time, but have been hampered by the fact that I have a very small car that would only hold one barrel at a time, and won’t do that if the small fry are in the car with me. Deliverance has come in the form of neighbor Rob, who’s interested in getting his own rain barrels and has a pickup truck. Two weeks from now, we’re going to buy a bunch of barrels and convert them using a simple set of instructions and some plumbing supplies from the hardware store. I’m not a skilled plumber by any means, but I love a project. We shall see how it goes.