Sunday, November 25, 2012

Wishing Well, Before and After

We have our own water supply here at DR. Three wells, to be exact. One for the house, one for the barn, and this one, which is the original, dug many years ago. It still works but we don't use it for anything but adding charm. This is what it looks like after rehabbing it. Pretty cute, huh!

BEFORE: This is how it started out when we bought DR. Just a cement base with a piece of plywood and a weight on top to keep children out. 

This is how it looks now. Our wonderful carpenter created the roof structure, the top of the well, which looks like rock, and the wooden bucket. It is on the edge of our driveway, and this is the view toward the forest. 

The grass was newly planted so a bit patchy still. This is the view toward the road. 
This also gives a great view of our new driveway, a circular one, with a planted island in the middle.

 Here you can see the concrete ring on top, made to look like natural stone. Children love to crank the handle to raise and lower the bucket. We also have a ladder inside to make it safe if any little people fall in.

Go ahead. Make a wish.


  1. Love this. You & Joe have beautiful aesthetic sense, visible all over the ranch, and you employ it so well (pun intended)!

  2. Not sure what happened to my post Karen but just to let you know I love all your pictures and stories. Am always sad when you have nothing new. It seems the things you post are such a delight. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Sharon

  3. love the wishing well. loving the blog :)