Sunday, March 31, 2013

Well, well, well

On Sunday, St. Patrick's Day, Jack noticed that one of our water tanks was not filling.  A short investigation led to well #1 where the pump had stopped working.  Jack called our well man, Don Vickery, immediately.  Don's crew came out Monday afternoon to pull the pump.  It's 270 feet down & is attached to 20' lengths of pipe.  It takes a crane to pull it up.  The picture is of the wires that go down into the well & communicate with the pump.  Don's crew took only 3 hours to pull up the pump.  After 5 years of use, it had just had enough work.  It was a good thing this happened in March & not July when the trees need the maximum amount of water.  A new pump was ordered on Tuesday morning & installed on Thursday morning.  By lunchtime it was all over.  Jack & I went to Rick's Cafe to celebrate! 

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Planting new trees

My own personal Johnny Appleseed, my husband Jack Brian, is planting the last of 32 new trees.  We have peaches, nectarines, pears, & apples.  We used a new supplier for the apples & the trees look terrific.  The only problem is waiting.  It will be 3-4 years before we harvest any fruit from these trees.  No instant gratification for the orchardist!