Moving Dirt and Plants In the Blueberry Patch

Friday August 17, 2018 Guerneville CA.

I have a choice of jobs to do

I had a choice today. Either do the brakes on the van or work on moving blueberry bushes in the blueberry patch. The blueberry patch won out.

I worked on moving a lot of mulch dirt out of the patch to make room for the plants I wanted to move.patch

 

I moved this one which is pretty big and took a long time to dig out.bush

 

Hard work

I needed a good break after moving that bush so I went in the house and got something to eat and a good nap before going back out and tackling the other bush.

I moved this little bush on the left. That was plenty to move in one day.bush2

 

Good dirt

This is the dirt I moved out of the patch today.dirt

 

Good potatoes

I have more potatoes than I know what to do with but I’ll figure out something.tatters

 

After I got what I wanted to do in the blueberry patch done, I let the chickens in as they were making a lot of noise at the gate all day while I was working.

Chickens love to dig in fresh dirt

They moved right in and were some happy critters.chickens

 

Don’t want wet chickens

The auto waterer came on and I expected them to high tail it out, but not today. They weren’t leaving so I had to shut the water off as I didn’t want them to get soaked as it was only a couple hours to dark.

I turned the water back on after they had left around dark.

My little chicks are doing well.chicks

 

I checked out some plums I need to pick soon and get drying. I ate a few for now.plums

 

That pretty much wore me out today, but I’m getting there.

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Kayaked Monte Rio and Moving Blueberry Plants and Dirt

Monday August 16, 2018 Monte Rio CA.

Started off the day with a paddle at Monte Rio

I put my boat in the water at the boat ramp in Monte Rio and started down the river.

I could see some ducks up ahead.river1

 

Mallards

These mallard ducks were just sitting there watching as I paddled on by.ducks2

 

I wasn’t planning on paddling far, just up as far as you can see, about a  mile down the river from the boat ramp to a place called Villa Grande.villa3

 

Villa Grande Hole

I sat at the hole at Villa Grande for an hour or so just taking it easy and watching for wildlife.trees6

 

I spied this great blue heron sitting back in the shade.heron5

 

After a good rest I started the slow paddle back up the river.riverup9

 

Thing of interest

This thing on the log caught my eye as I was paddling by so I stopped to check it out.log7

 

It looks like some kind of mushroom growth on a tree flouting in the water. And I can see a spider on the upper left top.shroom

 

I continued on up the river when I saw this bird fly into the trees in front of me. It’s a green night heron I think.heron10

 

Back at Monte Rio

I made it back up the river to Monte Rio and headed on in to the boat ramp on the left.rio11

 

Stopped at the feed store

I loaded my boat up and headed back to Guerneville to the pet food store.

I informed the lady there that food to feed chickens is not taxed in California and asked her to look into it. Then I gave her an order for some chicken feed seeds and said I’d buy them as soon as she got the tax thing figured out and left.

Bones from John

On the way home I stopped at John and Cheryl’s place to pick up some bones he had for me as I wanted to make up some bone broth out of them. We shot the bull for a bit and I went on home.

Working in the yard

After getting something to eat and a nap I went outside and checked on my chickens.

Then I tackled moving some blueberry plants in my blueberry patch.

I’m spreading the blueberry plants out to the edges and in the process taking out a lot of the dirt as it’s getting too high. It’s all good dirt made from leaf mulch through the years and I can use it in some other places.

Blueberry patch work

Here’s where I’ve been working in the blueberry patch. I moved the plants on the left to the edge of the patch and removed a lot of dirt here. One of the larger plants takes a long time to dig out so this is going to take awhile to complete the job.plants13

 

The dirt pile is getting larger. It will be much larger as there is a lot more dirt in the patch to move.dirtpile12

 

Bonus

I dug up all these potatoes in the process so I’ll have to deal with them tomorrow.tatters13

 

Here’s a few of my chickens in the mulch area of the pen.chicks

 

All that work tired me out so I just sat around for the rest of the day taking it easy chair hopping.

That was it foe me today for another nice one.

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