A great example is that 6 months ago, when I first built my winter garden, I realized I needed a way to sprinkle the garden. And for 5 of those months, I used a quart yogurt container. That's right. I took one of those large, used yogurt containers from eons ago before I was making my own yogurt, poked a bunch of holes in the lid with a pair of scissors, and sprinkled away.
For the most part, it worked well. I'd take our shower bucket (we save the shower water from our showers) outside, scoop some water up with the yogurt container, put the lid on, and sprinkle my veggies with water. Fabulous and free!!!!
Then a few weeks ago, while we were shopping for more garden supplies at the hardware store, Dave brought my attention to the watering cans. Honestly, I didn't really think I needed one, but he said he wanted to get me a watering can as a late Valentines Day gift (I'm a practical kind of girl). I went with it and we bought the watering can. Well, whatever, right?
Oh for the love of all that is good in the world! That watering can is the best thing we've bought in ages. It sprinkles the garden so uniformly, smoothly, and quickly (and it holds an entire bucket of shower water at once)! It's beautiful! I love my can... I love my can... I love my can!
Silly, perhaps. But isn't it refreshing that in a world with so much STUFF, we can find the most joy and contentment in the simplest of them all.