[gardeners] finding wells

c.l. avery (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Wed, 27 Feb 2002 16:16:19

Dear Penny,

  Back in the old days my uncle claimed he was a water witch and could find 
water with a bent stick.  Of course, this was in the Berkshires, in western 
Mass., where there are creeks, freshets, rivers, swamps, bogs - in short 
there is water everywhere.  He took me out in the north field one summer day 
and I gave it a try.  I was maybe l0.  Sure enough the stick bent downwards. 
  We were maybe l00 feet from a large brook at the time though.  Looking 
back on it now, I'm doubtful about its veracity and really think it was the 
psychology of the situation that made the stick feel like it had to go down 
towards the ground.

  Is that how you and your husband located where to dig for your well?


Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com/intl.asp.