Dental, Shopping and Checking Out the Vegetables at Armstrong Valley Farm

Thursday June 22, 2017 Guerneville CA.

A dental and shopping day

I had a dental cleaning appointment today so I headed off for that appointment once I got it going this morning.

The cleaning went well. I wanted to have a recent crown adjusted, but my dentist was off to some place like Peru helping the less fortunate so I had to put that off, which was ok as it’s not that bad.

Shopping’s not my thing

From there I continued on to the shopping areas. I hit three stores before I had had it and headed for home. Shopping isn’t something I like to do. I didn’t get everything I wanted, but enough to keep me going in my eating and my projects.

I was worn out when I got home so I had a good nap and then puttered in the yard mostly doing some watering.

A little walk to the garden

After another nap, later in the day I walked over to one of my brother’s gardens to see what he had ready to eat there.

I walked over this bridge.bridge

 

And had a look at the creek. Still some water in it, but it will likely dry up soon.creek

 

I’m headed for the garden there.gardengate

 

Neighbors piggy’s

But first I checked out my neighbors pigs. They stunk like pigs.pigs

 

Armstrong Valley Farm

I entered the gate at the garden and walked on in to see what he had to eat that was ready to pick.garden

 

His squash plants were growing nicely and had some different types of squashes ready to eat. I didn’t pick any as I have other stuff right now, but I will.squash

 

He’s got quite a variety of stuff in this part which I checked out. It’s still early, but there will be a lot of stuff ready to go soon.beets

 

On the way back I looked at the down side of the creek and those flowers caught my eye.creek2

 

Skunk flowers

As kids we always called them skunk flowers as they had a not so good smell. Later in life I learned they called them Wine flowers because I guess someone thought they smelled like fermenting wine or something? I’ll stick with the skunk name. :O)skunk

 

Still working on the door seals

Back at the house I worked on the seals on the van’s back doors some more. My silicone is having a hard time drying for some reason which could be a bit of a problem if it doesn’t dry soon. If it stays sticky I’ll have to remove it and get some new stuff and do it again.van

 

That was my day. I think I’ll be back on the water tomorrow.

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Looking for Berries on the Swamp Rock Trail

Wednesday June 21, 2017 Jenner CA.

Time for a yak

I was ready for a yak today, so once I got it going I headed down to Jenner. The wind looked like it was gusting pretty good driving down along the river but when I pulled into Jenner the wind was down and it looked pretty good for a nice yak.

I put the boat in the water and paddled across to Penny Island and sat here to decide which way to go today.island

 

The decision was made to go up river, so I paddled up along the islands edge.river

 

I needed a walk to check on the berries

I was thinking a little walk would be good today. Just up ahead was the Swamp Rock trail, so I headed for the shore there.shore

 

How many ducks can you see in this picture. Three? If so you are wrong as there are at least two more on the water in the background, or I should say backwater.

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I put ashore here and started my walk towards Swamp rock across the swamp of course.kayak

 

Dried up swamp

The swamp has dried up for now. I crossed across here looking for berries and headed for Swamp rock up on the hill there.swamp

 

I was a little early for the berries, but I did find a few.

Here’s some blackberries. I ate all the red and black ones.berries

 

And I ate some of these salmon berries.salmon

 

View from Swamp Rock

I made it up to the rock where I sat down for a good break. This is looking towards the town of Jenner.jenner

 

I was looking past this rock towards the river when I spied something moving just to the right of the rock, behind it.view

 

That turned out to be a deer checking me out.deer

 

Looking out over the river, I saw the biologists coming in from a days work.biologists

 

Hunting berries

After a bit I headed down from the rock and went back through the swamp area looking for some more berries.grass

 

I found a few more berries and made it back to the boat. I was a bit warm so I sat down here to cool down before getting backing in the boat and heading in for the day.sat

 

Here I’m headed on in going by the upper end of Penny Island.ramp

 

I hit the boat ramp and went on home for the day.

Once home I didn’t have any energy, so I took it easy for the rest of the day , except I did do a little more work on sealing up the van’s back doors.

And that was my day for a good one.

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