Tuesday, June 29, 2010
New Well Drilled Today. Garden Photos.
The Deenery taken from The Fairy Hill.
Sorry it's small, you'll have to click on it to enlarge if you'd like to see more detail.
Well Well Well
A little chap called Oliver, a water diviner, came a week ago and said our well was empty! Fat lot of use that is. However, he said it wasn't anywhere near deep enough, so he 'divined' a new spot for the chaps to drill. We were expecting a long wait, but lo and behold, on Monday morning we had a phone call from the chaps with the drill and they were on their way. One drove a lorry and the other the drill rig on an even larger lorry.
Now that sounds all very simple, doesn't it? The drill rig got stuck on the way up our little lane! It hooked itself on a tree and couldn't go up or down. After much worrying and head scratching, they sawed down some of the tree while Jim attacked some of the bank and finally managed to get it up into our yard. Oh, they also slashed one of the tyres as they took the bend up to our drive. Jim did tell the chap to swing wide to the left - and he didn't!
Ah well, after a lot of shuffling of lorries, the rig was left in position and off they went, with a promise to return this morning to drill.
The drill rig as seen from the front door.
All in position. My cup off coffee on the car! Can you see the bits of tree stuck to the rig?
As each 20' section is drilled, one of these liners is tapped down inside.
These are some of the drills. Each one joins on to the next so they can drill deep. They look a bit nuclear in this shot.
X marks the spot! This is where they will drill.
Just a few garden photos - I'll finish the well story tomorrow.
A white dianthus after the rain. I love white flowers.
A wild rose on the allotment.
The vegetable plot - full up!
Peas galore, onions and broad beans.
The next bed along is for fruit:
We've had lots of strawberries and cream. Delicious.
Back in the garden, the foxgloves are still putting on a show:
The wild ones also look lovely together with grasses and other wild flowers.
There is a mass of blue on the Fairy Hill - the campanula is in flower:
The honeysuckle is showing its sunny flowers all over the garden.
Sandy found something in this little cave on the Fairy Hill.
I must to bed as it's 3am!