Today is a big dig day.
In came the digger pump machine to dig a new garden water well.
Don't get me wrong, we do love our neighbours...in fact, we don't mind their curiousity...this is how village life is....
Everybody noses around everyone's business as there's nothing much to do...but it's a good thing..sort of like a free security alarm system = watch dog.
Immediate neighbours were very pessimistic about our plans...and kept telling us that we were wasting our time and money...they've done it in the past and no water!....Such commentators are not good for our nerves.
You see... we have to choose the location where we believe there is water... (R prayed for help and wisdom) and workers just dig where you want them to dig...if there's no water found, we still have to pay them for every metre dug.
"Common boys...get working...baba's got her stick with her, you know!...."
So, work commenced: Lots of water was pumped in to soften the ground, and lots of muck was pumped out as a hole was created for the pipe work
We tapped 15 metres into the ground! End result: we have 7 metres of free ground water! What a relief!..and we thank God for that!
We were hoping to tap in precious oil...Nah! no such thing happened...we parted with our precious 45000 stotinki (local cents) instead! LOL! The workmen were so happy after the 4 hour job!
The whole 'orange pipe' is now buried underground!!
Do you know that we can tap into mineral water (mineral spa town is just 5 minutes away from us)...but we have to dig 300 metres to get that!..... Goodness me...that's millions of stotinki then!!