1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Photo challenge of the day: Is this the water spout to a water well? If so, does the well have a hand pump? It sort of reminds me of the water well pump we had at my grandparent’s farm that I am trying to recall 58 years ago.

    • MaryJane says:

      Good guess Winnie. Yes, that is a photo of a functional hand pump that sits in our lower garden. It sits atop a 400 foot deep well and when the electricity goes out, we have all the water we can pump by hand. It’s actually quite easy to get the water started and then it fills a bucket very fast. It’s a fantastic workout.

      • Winnie Nielsen says:

        I remember going out with an older brother each morning to pump water into the white enamel bucket with red trim and then carry it into the house and set it on a stand in the kitchen. This was our drinking water and there was a big ladle in the bucket to pour water into glasses etc. There were other buckets of water carried into the house for washing up dishes and grandma always kept one on the back of the big black wood stove for a source of hot water each day.

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