Drilling of a traditional (vertical), Clinton-formation gas well was just completed on the farm last week and is not yet operational. It was a noisy week with the drilling crew working 24 x 7 to get it done. This is the first well since we've owned the farm, and are looking forward to the day we will have free gas to heat our home, and maybe enough royalties to make some improvements to the property.
I took a picture of the drilling rig while it was out there, so I'm posting it here. The tower, trailer, and all the equipment are gone now, and we are waiting for the crew to return to install the pumping gear and pipelines. We'll be putting in some new fencing and gates to keep the area secure but accessible to the gas company without letting our sheep out of the pasture. Will be good when it's done!
We have a lot of brown lambs this year, and here is why! Look at the Daddy!!!