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Home Sweet Home -Drilling

I mentioned that drilling was going to happen at my place when I shared the excavation in this post.

It has begun.

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

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Home Sweet Home -Drilling

I had no idea what was coming.

I didn’t know how destructive this process is!  I don’t mind digging in the dirt, but…my, oh my!

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

I have men folk who can’t be here to enjoy this process, so most of the photos are for them.

Yes, you…Dad, Dan and Chris!

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Time out for the beautiful morning view:

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

The company name for those locals who have asked:

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

The water truck, steel pipes, pvc liners and extensions.

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Fun gauges on the drill truck.

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

That is my one remaining pear tree being sprayed with cobble…a mixture of top soil and clay.

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

I hope it can be rescued after this!

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

340 feet deep and we have water.

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Stay healthy!  Stay safe! 

A Stroll in the Garden

Butterflies are nature’s angels.
They remind us what a gift it is to be alive.
-Robyn Nola

Phlox

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Butterflies can’t see their wings.
They can’t see how truly beautiful they are,
but everyone else can.
People are like that as well.
-Unknown

Phlox

How does one become a butterfly?
You have to want to learn to fly so much that you
Are willing to give up being a caterpillar.
-Unknown

Phlox

Perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness and still become something beautiful.
-Unknown

Phlox

Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine.
-Jeffrey Glassberg

 

Hubby and I depend upon a gravity spring for our water.  This year the spring was not enough for the house and the gardens.  So we decided that it was time to put in a well.

We’ve waited.

And waited.

Finally, this week, this happened:

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

There is a stake showing where to drill.  Meanwhile, the excavation had to happen in order to bring in the drilling equipment (not so easy when one lives on the side of a mountain).

Looking down to our driveway (lost one pear, and one apple tree to the excavation):

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Here is a photo from Sept. 15, 2011 :

Home Sweet Home...Looking Towards the Mouth of the Kettle River Emptying into the Columbia River

And April 18, 2015:

Home Sweet Home

And this week:

Home Sweet Home

Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince

Stay healthy!  Stay safe!