Can you see that unassuming white pipe sticking out of the ground beside Steve? That is our journey to the centre of the earth in search of water. A man with a big truck and lots of pipes and drills turned up, and finally, after drilling 50 metres down, 44 of those through solid granite, we have water. We haven't found a gusher, but a deep, consistent, slow flow that will work well with our plans to pump into a tank. We will be getting a submersible pump that will sit down the hole at 42 metres, with high and low sensors so it will automatically pump into the tank when enough water has filled the pipe. And the tank will have a float switch that will turn off the bore pump when the tank is full. Sounds very sensible and efficient yes?
The silvereyes are not particularly interested in the flies, instead watching the proceedings from the bird feeder that contains some dessicated coconut, they love that.