Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Well Water, Fawns, and Fires...

For over a month now, we've been having a terrible time with our well.  We have days where our water looks like chocolate milk and others where it's just full of very fine silt.  We haven't drank out of the faucet since it started and go through about 3 filters on our system every week.  We replaced the filter on the refrigerator about 2 weeks ago and after a week, needed a replacement.  It's costing us over $100 a week for filters.

The water jug is purchased water, the middle is ours on a "good" day, and the right is what it looks like on a bad day.  YUCK!

Our well driller came up and looked and said he'd never seen anything like it.  Leave it to the Turner's!  He said to let the outside faucets run for days if needed and that should clear it up, so, that's what we're doing.

On a happier note, when we bought this property, Robert, who stops in the Merc every morning for coffee, told us that the draw behind our house is where the does have their fawns every spring.  Robert and his family grew up in this valley.  He's full of interesting history, he went to the little school that used to be up here, and knows every inch of this place.

A couple of weeks ago we noticed a couple of does hanging around out back.  They both looked pregnant but I thought is was too late for babies.  The day before my birthday, we had 4 does and 5 babies!  What a great birthday present!

If I had a better camera I could have gotten the cutest pictures!  The fawns were adorable!

In other news, I was watching tv about 6 this morning and heard a siren.  We never hear sirens up here, it's one thing I love about this place.  I muted the tv and realized it really was a siren!  A fire truck screamed by and I looked down the valley and saw smoke.  I jumped in the truck to see where it was so I would know if I needed to turn on the fire sprinklers.  It was about 1/2 mile from the house on the opposite side of the road and there were already 4 engines there and I saw at least 4 more on the way.  Luckily it started where the cows had grazed through and there was no tall grass.  One of the ladder trucks broke down at our driveway.

It's a beautiful day today, supposed to be near 90 and tomorrow, windy, thunderstorms and 67!  Since they say windy, I may as well just run out and tip over all the chairs on the porch, throw some out into the yard, and scatter some paper in the pastures.  We live in "tornado alley" and when it's windy, it just howls through the valley up the draw past our house.  

I hope "y'all" are having a great day.  ;)


Sheri said...

That's a bummer about your water! Hope leaving the faucets open works for you. Thanks for finally gettin back to work here!

Terry said...

Hey Jodi, when we had a new well drilled in GV, it had a lot of silt and mud, as well as iron and sulfur. After a few years of just weekend use, the silt has gone away but the iron and sulfur are still there. We got a wonderful filter system from EcoWater. Very low maintenance and it does a great job.

Jodi said...

You're welcome Sheri! Thanks for the info Terry. The water is looking MUCH better tonight, after running the water for 2 days and I think we'll run it tonight too. We'll check into that filter system!

Dee said...

Life certainly never gets dull for you. Love the deer, not the fire and not the water, but good pictures. Everyday --something new.