I like unique rain barrels. I particularly like ones with taps above as well as below. The article is strictly about aesthetic rain barrel design & doesn't actually address this rain barrel and whether it is functional or not.
How to Winterize a Rain Barrel rainwater If you live in an area that gets ice, snow, and/or freezing temperatures in winter, you should add one often overlooked task to your Fall Prepare for Winter Checklist
Self-Watering BIRD BATH & FOUNTAIN Give feathered friends a continuous supply of water...dispensed only as needed! Just use any 2L pop bottle, fill with water, and gravity will keep the fountain flowing to keep the bath fresh. Hang from a tree branch, or mount on top of a steel pipe (not included).
Supplying the key components needed, as well as step-by-step plans and instructions, this kit makes it straightforward to build your own rainwater reservoir. The completed rainwater reservoir can be placed or more from a downspout (depending on elevati