My daughter’s teacher is desperate for sun. The kids have been trapped inside for weeks due to rain. With rain, it seems you have too much or too little. If only you could save up the rain and then use the excess to water your plants and yard later. If you have a rain barrel, you can do exactly that. The Madison Rain Barrel is really pretty, and can inconspicuously fit into your landscape design. It is made of all-weather polyethylene, and connects quickly to any existing downspout. The barrel collects up to 40 gallons of water for use later via a convenient spigot. This barrel has a integrated planter on top, with a water-minder to provide that plant with the right amount of water. The Madison Rain Barrel is priced around $300.