Sunday, March 18, 2012

It's Spring (or is it a spring?)

Spent St. Patrick's Day at El Rancho, burning off a pile of brush and trees that has been siting there since last year when the severe drought and burn-ban were in effect. It's near the center of the property and where we began our initial clearing last year. 

While on Spring Break, we priced fencing materials and I phoned some well drillers to give us an estimate on putting in a water well, so we can put up a fence, so we can get our goats to start our agricultural operation. At the end of the day, we were ready to go home and Dan started dumping dirt on the remaining coals to smother the fire. 

Well, he struck water! Wouldn't be so odd except we were at the higher elevation! 
And he was only down about a foot..... We've had a lot of rain, but it was pumping out. He used the backhoe to dig deeper and we found some huge tree roots (water logged) and some stinky slime. He dug a little bit further downhill and found zero water... So the mystery remains. We'll let it sit a week and check it out later. We heard from neighbors that water is close to the surface, but this is close!

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