Still trying to find a different spigot for the water jug--this one is NOT good for arthritic hands.
I did really like the way it looked. and the "reservoir" was an old glass jar that cider came in--easy to carry a gallon of water, if not a whole crock!
The spigot was slow and awkward to use, though--had to push down on the top while pulling up on the hook thingie--and did I mention it was sloooow?
I could have replaced the spigot, of course...I found this one on Amazon, and since its the same kind we had at the cabin, I knew it would work.
But. Trying NOT to spend unneccessarily, and remembered that years ago a friend built a copper cistern for me that has a nice spigot.
I wasn't sure about long term water storage. So of course, I Googled it! Here's what I found--not only is it a good idea, but it's a REALLY good idea. Copper kills or inhibits E. coli!
So! We went out the cabin, brought it home, and J. brought it over full of water this morning. The spigot works better than our faucets at home!
|Handsome thing, isn't it!|
And of COURSE I had fun sketching it at the shed this morning. I'd taken my Pelikan Gouache paints over the other day, and since the page was on black paper, just had to try it out. (They're not as rich or opaque as my professional gouache paints, but they're fun and portable!)