Thursday, March 27, 2014

Stone Me Well

 Our original hand dug 1800's  well cap was crumbling. It was becoming a hazard to our livestock and visitors to our farm. So we decided to talk to Jeff Royer our friend and contractor. I wanted a round cap instead of a square one. And a metal lid for the well door for use if needed. So the demolition began this week. The heavy lid and the cap were broken and removed.

Lifting the old cement off the old well.

Measuring the old well and digging it back.

New Portland cement mix and flagstone.

Laying and hand cutting flagstone to fir the round cap.

Finished flagstone surround and waiting for the metal cap. The well is covered with wood until the cap is installed. The cap is a surprise coming soon.

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