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Well Drilling

A few weeks ago, our second dug well which takes care of the office, greenhouse and the vegetable garden got so low that we couldn’t pump water out of it anymore.  The main well which takes care of the house and the in-law apartment was and has been low but ok.  In the 11 years that we’ve been here, we’ve never had water problems, but after a winter of very little snow (for us) and a very hot (for us) summer of very little rain – to have the well for the garden get that low was pretty darn scary – because I don’t think that the weather is going to get any better.  So we decided to bite the bullet and have a well drilled that would take care of the water needs for everything, while keeping the 2 dug wells as a “reserve”.

In order to keep the bumper crop of tomatoes watered – Ben & I were taking 5 gallon buckets (lots of them) down to the local pond and filling them up and bringing them home and pretty much hand watering everything – what a pain!

Yesterday, the well drillers arrived – WOO HOO!

Anyone who knows me, knows that I have this passion for trucks and equipment, so I was very happy to have not one but two big Kenworths in the yard yesterday LOL!  I mean really – who wouldn’t be excited to have these two big trucks sitting in their yard with all this very cool stuff?  The diesel engines of these bad boys purred like very loud kittens as they sat and idled in the driveway before the guys backed them in and got them positioned between the greenhouse and the office.

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The actual drilling truck is pretty darn impressive.

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All afternoon, I was trying to figure out how I could get them to leave me a set of keys for the trucks…..and I was thrilled when the left the drilling truck overnight – but darn them – they left it boobie trapped!  How the heck can you go for a joy ride when it’s all jacked up in the air like this??????  They were considerate enough to leave a ladder!  LOL

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I really need to find out where they bought these huge vats – I need two, one to hold all of the tomatoes left in the garden and another to hold all the tomato puree!

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Of course, this presents another problem…where do I find a stove big enough to hold this so I can cook down all that puree?  Oh well – something to think about isn’t it?  And something to have a good giggle over!

These guys are busy though – they have 21 more wells to drill after ours – they say that they will probably be working most of the winter.

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