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And then there was dirt

And LOTS of it.  A backhoe dug lines from the new well to the barn and to our house (we're going to use our old well to water parts of the garden and my flower beds).  However, the new well will have excellent pressure, so we've routed it to the house and, of course to the barn. We've got some navigation issues from one side of the yard to the other and to things like the compost bin.  The ditches are about four feet deep.  What may be problematic for me is paradise to a five-year old. Brian's doing a…
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Down to the barn shell

Brian and I agreed tonight that on the hottest of brewing days in our future, it will probably never be as hot and as dirty as the past four days. Early Thursday morning we had a new well dug on our property.  The well that we currently have is very old and not very deep.  The water is fine--quite tasty, actually--but we needed more water pressure for our current adventures.  In between the greenhouse/bottle tree stump and the the storage shed, our new well is 190 feet deep with water at 80 feet and pumping 30 gallons a minute.  Gotta…
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How it all began

There are so many things that can be said about how this started...we always wanted our own business, we like to drink distinct beverages, we want more independence from the traditional 9 to 5, we had this cool beer tour in a big barn in New York....  All of these things have been in the back of our mind for many years, then I (Joleen) read a New Yorker magazine article about microbrewing and the founder of Dogfish Head.  I made Brian read it, and then I read it again. On February 11, 2009 over a bottle of "Three Philosophers"…
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