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Welcome to the Red Ridge Farm Weekly Tips and Tricks. Today we are going to be talking about the benefits of rain gauges on the homestead.

Rain Gauges on the Homestead

Rain Gauges are interictal part of managing your water on your homestead. You can use it simply to log the amount of rain your homestead gets each season or you do even more. Here are a few ideas:

  1. Not Over or Under Watering your Garden- Your garden needs an inch of precipitation a week. And a rain gauge can tell you how much you are getting a week from both precipitation or sprinklers

  2. Managing Droughts- It is wise to plant natives plants on your homestead but during a drought even these will not be getting enough water.

  3. Find Your Roof Rain Water Capacity in a Hard Rain- When you know exactly how much rain you are getting in a rain shower you will be able to better plan your rainwater storage needs. If you are thinking about storing rain water then be sure to check out this post!

  4. Calculating and Managing Runoff on Your Homestead- When deciding to add a pond or reservoir to your homestead it is best to know your rainfall amounts so you build the proper design and structure.

Want to learn more about the benefits of rain water be sure to check out this blog post too!

Have a blessed day,


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