Well repair finished

Trench from the well to the big garage. Water and electricity go through pipes at the bottom of the trench.
Well bladder niftily placed in big garage.

Tom visits and electrical panel installed

Tom was tasked with judging a sight hound coursing event near Junction City.

We naturally forced him to do farm chores!

The upstairs bathroom window will be smaller, but will offer more privacy.
Neighbor and his crew did a great job of connecting the annex to the farmhouse.
Meter will be outside the small car garage.

Inside the small car garage is the rest of the electrical panel.

Concrete and boundary lines

Lovely concrete floor in new car garage.
The electrical panel will be located on or near the right wall.
Here is the beginning survey marker between our neighbor and ourselves.
The boundary goes to the right of the big blackberry bush where Hoss (black cat) is sitting.

Boundary gradually edges out at an angle.

The pink ribbons indicate where the boundary line apparently is when it intersects with the watershed road.

Gravel and the well

Sid dumps rock and gravel into the car garage so that concrete can be poured.
Sid backs the Ranger into the car garage with a load of rock/gravel.

Rock pile gets smaller with four hard workers at work.
Bianca guards the rock pile from the shovelers.
Truck eases down behind the apple tree in order to get close to the well.
Truck in position to begin pulling old well fixture, pipes and motor out of the ground.
One 21 foot length of well pipe lies on the ground while another is pulled to the surface.
A second 21 foot length of pipe is detached from the hook.

The blocks underneath the stabilizers help keep the truck from tipping as heavy pipes get pulled out of the ground.
Old pump engine dated 1977.
Old pump engine appears out of the ground.

Late August at the farm

New marker after the City fixed the water pressure at the farm.
Kay and Bianca on the Loop Trail.
Sid and Kay.
Lovely view of the field.

Holodiscus discolor, more commonly known as ocean spray, arrowwood, ironwood or creambush.

Farm update for late August

Bianca is helping the local bear population eat blackberries.
Bill and Diana took a Starker tour of the Georgia Pacific mill in Philomath and Starker’s TumTum property.

Victim of root rot.