Boyd Himebaugh is our well driller; he is onsite this week and has started drilling. We went out this afternoon to see how things were looking. Turns out he had just started today and when we showed up, he had just finished welding the second section of pipe onto the first section:
Regrettably, after taking the above picture the battery in our camera chose that moment to die. The way the machine works is pretty fascinating though! We stayed long enough to watch the drilling rig drill and pound the second section into the ground, then watched how they swung another section of pipe+drill bit (the drill bit extensions are on a second truck, pre-staged within the pipe) onto the drilling rig and hooked it all up. I will be back out there next week to take more pictures.