Saturday, July 17, 2004

The Well Diggers

Welldiggers, originally uploaded by Miloflamingo.
A month or so back I wrote about getting a new well dug, since the old one was producing some pretty bad water. It's taken me until now to figure out how to post photos to the blog. Now I've figured it out, I can share this shot of one of the guys who spent four days digging my well, while he was doing something or other on the drilling rig.

The pipe that pounded out the hole was raised and lowered by hand, smashing out a hole in the ground for about 25 metres. Every few metres another pipe would be dropped down the well that would pull out extremely fine sand, sand that is prized for gardens and arenas.


Anonymous said...

Why would anyone want to live in Egypt?

R said...

Anonymous is asking why would anyone live in Egypt?
What kind of question is this? Why wouldn't anyone live in Egypt? People cannot choose where to be born, and maybe cannot choose where to die.. Why wouldn't they choose to live in the oldest fertile land on earth?

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Peg said...

Stayed longer than I had intended too! Very interesting site, I enjoyed every minute! Thanks for the tour and understanding! Peg