The well itself, is dug to around 204'. The casing (metal sleeve, into which the parts are inserted) reaches down 200'. It is an "open bottom" well, meaning that below the casing it's, well, it's open. Unfortunately there was a lot of sand and silt build up, which we were highly encouraged to remove.
First, they went fishing. This hook was lowered 200'. The cable was twisted, then let go, twisted, then let go, allowing it to spin and snag (hopefully) the tape measure. They spun the cable a half dozen times, then brought it up.
The next step was to lower 200' of 4" pipe with an air compressor hose attached to the bottom.
Our sons have also been trenching, to lay larger wire to handle the larger, more efficient pump. Today's goal: to have water flowing for irrigation by sundown. Goals are good!
On a quilting note, I may have promised quilt pictures. This little quilt is ready for delivery. I finished it last night.