Wednesday, January 27, 2010

New Well

After a long, full day of helping supervise the guys who are drilling our new well, dogs are tuckered out.

Some stats:

The well is 185 feet deep.
The diggers tell me they hit top soil, white limestone, gray limestone, slate, and red clay, in that order.
It took about 4 hours to complete the digging.

I would have posted pics of the well, but there's nothing much to see. Just a capped off pipe sticking out if the ground. And the dogs are so much cuter.

The main thing, in my mind, about the new well is that it means we can garden again, on a large scale AND we can be more waterwise. Before, when we were on the community well, it was really hard to attach meters, for reasons I won't get into. So the first thing I'm going to do is investigate water metering systems and devices for measuring moisture in the soil.


  1. only 185 feet, that is awesome - it is a big investment but one well worth making (lol) - peace

  2. Wow, Ruralrose, you say "only" 185 feet. That's shallow then? I had no idea!

  3. Congrats on your well!! And your dogs are super cute! :) Silke