Water Well Carved by Dad

Oct 24, 2011

Dad is a wood­carv­er and has carved items for years from sea life, walk­ing sticks, canes, box­es etc. but I think this water well he carved last week is just the cutest. He got the idea from a carv­ing mag­a­zine and thought it would be fun to do. The well sits on top of a clear bot­tle so you can watch the buck­et move up and down. This bot­tle is an old milk bot­tle from my grand­par­ents. Mom told me gram­my and gram­pa Childers used to sell whole milk to locals in the small town of Salem, WV,  from one of their jer­sey cows. I had no clue and was cer­tain­ly hap­py to learn this tad bit of fam­i­ly his­to­ry.

The tiny buck­et dad carved is small­er than a thim­ble. You can see it near the bot­tom of the bot­tle. The buck­et which is attached to an old chain type neck­lace my mom had and can be low­ered down and brought back up by turn­ing the han­dle. I’m sure my nieces Made­lyn and Isabel­la will enjoy turn­ing the han­dle to watch the buck­et move up and down.

If you want to see some carv­ings by San­ta you can view his web­site HERE. Hugs!

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