15 Aug

Cleaning old agricultural wells

agricultural well in portugal

There are a number of old stone-lined agricultural wells on this land. They were probably dug between 100-200 years ago, it’s hard to say exactly when, and it depends on who you ask. Suffice to say, they are marvels of creation. The amount of work that went into their construction must have been immense. The dry stone walls that support the sides down to the bedrock are impressive. They were often also dug well into the bedrock, as we discovered when we started cleaning some of them. Read More