Where’s Lucy and Fertilizing Some Stuff

Tuesday November 24, 2020 Guerneville CA.

Where’s Lucy

My brother Tom was wondering why Lucy, a chicken hasn’t been in his yard lately. We thought she might have migrated over to my neighbor’s chickens so I walked on over there across this bridge. Lucy has a reddish head and neck so that’s why she is called Lucy after Lucile Ball.bridge

 

No Lucy

I walked on through this orchard and talked with the neighbors but they hadn’t seen Lucy but did say a fox had gotten one of their chickens the other night. That doesn’t sound good for Lucy.orchard

 

I checked out their chickens and no Lucy there either.chickens

 

Spinach

On the way back I had a look into one of Tom’s green houses to see what he had growing in there. Looks like spinach.spinage

 

And this growing field was mostly bare with just these red bells in it. Winter time.bells

 

Nest boxes

Back at my house I collected a couple chicken eggs. Not many hens laying right now, it’s the slowest time of the year because the chicken’s are  molting. Out of about twenty five laying chickens I get 5 eggs a day if I’m lucky. There’s only one hen in the nest box.hen

 

Fasting

I was pretty beat today from fasting as I’m on day 5 and with no gas in the tank I don’t have much energy so I napped most of the day.

Chicken poo for fertilizer

But toward evening I got it going enough to load up the wheelbarrow with the chicken poo under the young chicken’s roost on the right.rooost

 

I got enough poo to do about 2 trees.poo

 

I made it to here before pooping out and sat down for a bit. I plan to fertilize the cherry tree in the back and a big grape vine back there too.dirt

 

Grape vine

I put about half the load on the big grape vine in the back. It’s a huge grape vine but didn’t give me many grapes last year so I hope this stuff will improve that this year.grape

 

Cherry tree

This cherry tree actually did better last year giving me some cherries but not a lot so I put the rest of the chickens poo around it for the rains to wash into the soil.tree

 

Wood chip pile

Then I loaded the wheelbarrow up with a load of wood chips.chips

 

And dumped it back in the roost poo area. I take a load out and replace it with fresh wood chips to collect the poo and mix with it.mulch

 

By then it was almost dark so I called it a day.

Nice easy day puttering around the yard.

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A Good Day To Visit Nathan the Hermit

Monday November 23, 2020 Guerneville CA.

Visiting day

Once I took care of the chickens I drove up to the closed redwood park by my house and made it through the gate at the entrance. The park is closed until they get it all cleaned up after the recent forest fire.gate

 

It’s like the old days when there weren’t  many people in the park before it became popular.park

 

In fact there was no one in the park today but me as I drove on up the hill headed for the Hermit’s house.trees3

 

Hermit’s place

I made it the two miles or so up to his house and parked here in his driveway.car

 

It was pretty quiet around but I could hear some music from inside the house. I rang the bell and heard a voice saying, who’s there.bell

 

Nathan

It took a bit but eventually Nathan came out and we had a nice talk.nat

 

We walked around a bit shooting the bull.nathan

 

Good visit

We had a nice visit for an hour or so and then I headed on back home down the hill and through the park.

Chicken chores

By then it was after 3 so I let the chickens out into the front yard.chickens

 

I did some napping and chair hopping and before I knew it, it was dark.

Nice day.

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