Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Winter Wednesday.

Wednesday again and we have a wet one.  It's been raining for a few days here now and everything is under water.

We were hoping to finish off the sump hole that we are hoping to build an ornamental wishing well over but trying to get the hole empty for long enough to do anything is not a happening event.  We need to pump out the water so that we can get the permament pump installed...With all the rain we have been having the ground is saturated and just keeps running into the lowest spot...our hole.  It really needs doing now while Hubby has some time off though as come Spring, or next week, he will be too busy.

We pump it out but within minutes it is filling up again.  

I can't see it happening today so maybe I can get him to start on the next project...

 These Winter Wednesdays are thanks to Hazel.  I think they are a great idea.


  1. Is ground water filling it up? Or, is this running in from the surface? Maybe you have sprung an artesian well!

  2. We could use some rain here! It's been a frustrating dry winter so far.

  3. Hmmmm, a little frustrating but after being in drought for so many years, it will be along time before I complain about rain.

    I'm sure you'll get some dry weather ahead and have your wishing well installed.

    I wish you well with it..........

    Thanks for popping over to mine Barb, it's another sunny day here. I must crack on and get the tea cosy finished.

    Claire :}

  4. Seems like we'll be getting a little of that rain over this way later in the week, but in the meantime we're enjoying a nice warming dose of spring.

    Good luck with the well and getting the water out.... that doesn't sound quite right, isn't there supposed to be water in a well.

  5. Please send some rain this way Barb, we could do with some. Must be our turn this year to be dry lol!

  6. Linda, yes, it is mostly ground water running into it. We used to be under water during winter until we dug out a duckpond which acted as a sump.

    Lovely day here today.

    Not seriously complaining about the rain and we do need heaps more but Hubby usually works when it's dry.