Seems I Shoot the Bull with Most Everyone

Thursday July 18, 2019 Guerneville CA.

Dentist day

Today was a dentist day so I took it easy then around noon I headed for the dentist to see my hygienist for a cleaning. I also wanted them to check out some teeth in the back one of which I had rooted and crowned in Mexico awhile back. I realized a few weeks ago  I’ve been clinching my teeth for quite some time and causing some pressure problems. Knowing I was clinching I stopped doing that and the teeth are starting to feel better.

Shooting the bull

My hygienist and the receptionist both have chickens so there’s a lot of bull going on between us and I’m lucky to get any work done but we did.

Deep pocket

They found a small pocket on the side of my tooth that needs cleaned out so I made an appointment to have it cleaned out deep after my upcoming trip.

Mexico tooth is good

The tooth done in Mexico was A Ok so I was happy with that report.

Visit the cheese factory

When I left the dentist I drove over to the cheese factory and bought a couple pounds of cheese. Hummm good. I’ve gotten to know the lady at the cheese factory and shot the bull with her a bit too. Shooting the bull  makes the day more fun.

Shopping away

From there I drove over to Walmart and then Home Depot to get some stuff.

The rest of the stores I was thinking of going to didn’t happen as I was shopped out already.

Visiting friends

From there I drove over to visit Patti and Marty for a bit to shoot the bull then drove on home and put my stuff away.

It was late in the day when I got home so not much happened but I did enjoy the nice evening sitting in my yard.

That was it for me today for a nice day.

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Electric, Fuel Dozer, Water Check, Strawberries and More Mulch to the Raspberry Patch

Wednesday July 17, 2019 Guerneville CA.

Electrical work

First thing I did today was go over to my neighbors and install a switch box to hook up a generator to the house if the power went off. It was a fairly easy job for a change.

Chickens

After that I checked on my chickens and made sure they  had food and water.

Here’s  a few of the peeps. They sure run around fast, like little speeders.peeps

 

Green paint

Then I put another coat of paint on the small shelf I’ve been working on as set it to dry. I think one more coat should do it.

Need to check the water

Since I noticed the water was low in our water tanks the other day I needed to take a ride up and see how they were doing filling up with water. As long as I was going that way I took five gallons of diesel up to put in the dozer.

I ran into the guys that gave us the woodchips while crossing the main road out front.truck

 

Fuel for the dozer

I found the dozer right where I left it and poured the fuel in the tank.dozer

 

Checking the water level

From there I rode on back down the hill to our water tanks just up ahead.tanks

 

I noted the gauge balls were about a third down on the tank so they were about a third full. That means we are using a lot of water and need to cut back a bit.balls

 

Measured the water coming into the tanks

I parked here as I decided to check how much water was coming into the tanks. quad

 

No watch oh well

I started up the hill and realized I forgot my watch to measure the time for a gallon to flow into a gallon paint can.

I decide I could just count seconds and that would have to do.

So I walked up into the forest about a hundred feet here to where the water valves are on the incoming water.ravine

 

This is the little ravine I walked up. the valves are just up ahead about in the center of the picture.valves

 

Pipe valves on the input lines

And they look like this. Two lines coming down from springs up on the hill going into the line that goes to the tanks off to the left. The gallon paint can is how I measure how much water is coming down the hill. can

 

7640 gallons of water a day

It took about ten seconds to fill the can so that means there’s about  6 gallons a minute coming down the hill and into the tanks. 60 minutes times 6 gallons a minute is 360 gallons an hour times 24 hours equals 7640 gallons in a day. That will have to do.

Yummmmm strawberry patches

I left there and drove on down to one of my brother’s gardens where he is growing strawberries for the farmer’s markets.

I hadn’t noticed this patch the last time I was in here.berries

 

And here’s a larger patch. I ate a few delicious berries with much flavor.patch

 

Here’s a close up of some of the  berries. Yummy.ripeones

 

Wheelbarrow handle guards

On the way home I went by this neighbors and stopped to compliment her on her wheelbarrow handle guards. The darn things are easy to bump into and get hurt as I banged my hand against mine the other day. Just little pieces from pool noodles. Looks like a good idea to me. She was busy doing garden work.guards

 

The Carrot King

Once home I noticed my brother and his helper had finished planting carrots in this plot I fenced in the other day. Apparently he’s known as the Carrot King at the farmer’s markets. He grows them small and tender. He has a lot of carrots here and also some other patches elsewhere.carrots

 

Mulching the raspberry plants

Late in the day after the sun was low in the sky I worked on spreading more mulch around the raspberry plants in the raspberry patch.

I moved woodchips from this pile to the plants. I was amazed how hot the pile had gotten inside in the short time it’s been there. It was almost too hot to touch and steaming a bit.woodchips

 

Raspberry patch

Here’s the raspberry patch where I’ve been spreading out the woodchips. I think I could use another load of chips to finish it off but at least it’s a good start for now.mulch

 

That was pretty much my day for another good one.

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