For many years now I have been snuggling up at night with a Water Witch, or a Dowser, if you will.
Secret Agent Farmer Man is able to use any sort of rods, metal or wood, to find water on a property. Here he is using a set of coat hangers he clipped. Yes, seriously. He claims that anyone can do it and that he doesn't really have special powers. I think he does, as when I try to dowse I can get the rods to wiggle, but that is about it. Basically he walks across the ground and the rods cross when he walks over water.
He pulled forth this special talent because we had a water line break....somewhere on the farmette.
After much digging, (thank goodness for large equipment), the leak was found. You can see he had some expert advice from his canine friend.
Some preferred to watch from a distance.
When the girl of the house came home from school, she received a dowsing lesson.
Apparently, she has inherited the power.
Dowsing has historically been used to find water and minerals in the earth. Considered a pseudoscience, many people don't believe in it. You can read more about it here.
It has been proven quite effective here at the farmette.