Since we can only water for 20 min twice a week (except for food, where you can water 3x a week), I collect the water from the shower in 5 gal pails. I then stand, fully dressed, on the balcony, 3 stories up from the garden. I use a tupperware bowl to gather and gently toss down to the beans. I no longer shower every day, but DH does. It takes 3 showers before we collect those 5 precious gallons.
I've been collecting the water at the kitchen sink for 15 months and all of it waters my pots out front and out back.
The neighbors are begrudingly used to me hanging the laundry out on the deck and tossing saved water everywhere. Its the golfers on the 12th green that sometimes spy me doing strange things to conserve, grow, etc.
I'm glad you enjoyed the picture of me at the Seed Savers Exchange Campout/Conference this past weekend. It was a nice weekend. I stayed in one of the dorms at Luther College. I did a two mile walk of that beautiful campus Saturday and Sunday as I got up around 5 am each morning. I should of had my camera with me. When I took my walk I saw a Doe with her two fawns the first morning. I must have walked within 50 feet of them and they kept their eye on me. Those babies were so cute. Later during my walk I saw those two fawns lying underneath a place where there were 5 birch clumps on the lawn. They were within 10 feet of the sidewalk as I passed by. They didn't run but kept their eye on me once again. Sunday morning I found the two fawns in another place on campus sleeping on the lawn underneath a large tree. I don't know where mother was. I looked around for her but didn't see her.
One of the main speakers on Saturday was long time SSE member Craig LeHoullier who has recently released a book called "Epic Tomatoes". He talked about his gardening journey over the years with his collection of 3,000 tomato varieties.
Sunday I listened to SSE member Rowan White who lives in California. She's a Mohawk woman who told us about her journey of trying to locate and bring back to health the seeds of her people.
Plus rubbing elbows with people I have seen there at the conferences before and meeting some new people. All in all a pretty nice weekend.