Every year, since getting the rain barrels, I have dutifully drained them, disconnected them, and placed them upside down under our eaves. This year, time got away from me and it grew cold so I never bothered to take on the yearly winterizing. I heard that other folks with barrels left them out so why not see what happens.
Well, this is what happens:
The front barrel is still out and has had no problems. I wonder if I should take advantage of this weekend's heat wave and bring it in.