Well, after 2 weeks of digging to reach the bottom of the fountain of youth, and not finding the bottom yet, we all decided to take a break and work to clear a path in the forest.
While Abraham, Patrice and Victor were busy using the ancient scythe to clear the wild raspberry, stinging nettles and ivy, the rest of us were clearing ivy from the banks of the creek, dangerously close to a mysterious looking extremely large flat stone entangled in a root of a big tree.
Karen wandered why that stone would be there (roughly 6′ by 6′) and thought it might be the base of an old well. Marianne and Karen discovered a small round hole in between the stone and the tree.
Marianne put a long stick in the hole and it disappeared. Myles with his brute strength, removed a large stone resting on top of the stone base to discover indeed it is a well. We have discovered a well!!! Patrice and Abraham took a whole day to remove the tree with many large roots and we measure the distance to reach the water and it came to roughly 75′!
This well we think could be 400 years old.