Tuesday, May 21, 2013

It Doesn't Happen Every Day

Earlier this month, I wrote about an afternoon spent with a willow tree branch, wherein I attempted to do a little water witching.*
The well drillers came on Tuesday.

They set up quickly and went to work.
After drilling just 6 feet, they hit a cavern.
At 15 feet, they hit rock.
So they dug.
And they drilled.
And they dug.
And they drilled.

And they hit water at 371 feet.

But it was only a little bit.
So they drilled.
And they dug.

And they did other stuff
That meant climbing up in the well drilling machine
But in the end they got 'er done. They stopped at 425 feet, with 8 gallons a minute of water flow.
Not enough to start a water company, but it will definitely water the cows, and that's what it is meant to do.

*They did not drill where I had told them to, so we will never know if my water witching worked.*


  1. That's a lot of drilling and digging!

  2. they should have listened to you!

  3. And just why did they not drill where you asked them too?

  4. I am in such suspense. Can they NOW drill where you told them to and see if it is not so deep?? I would love to know! You don't mind paying them twice, do you?

  5. My dad used to "witch" for water. I have pondered giving it a try, and for some reason never got around to it. I think there is some science behind it, must be! Aren't you going to be curious with the wondering about your spot compared to theirs? I am! But, at the end of the day, the cattle have water and that is a very good thing.


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