Thursday September 28, 2017 Boonville CA.
Headed out to the Booneville Cabin
The van was prepped and ready to go to Boonville when I got it going on Thursday.
All I had to do was jump in and drive the just over two hours to Boonville. I arrived at Marty’s cabin but couldn’t find anyone around. His jeep was there so I knew he was around someplace not too far away as he’s too old to go very far these days. :O)
His generator was running so he likely walked someplace close by so as not to have to listen to the generator all day.
So I make my self at home and Marty came back to camp some time after 4PM and we shot the bull the rest of the day and made plans to get the bucket of clay up to where we need it as the spring is up the hill.
Charging the battery
Lighten the load
That made the clay hauling a lot easier. We’d haul the bucket up the hill a short distance and stop and take a break and we eventually got the bucket up to the spring.
Hornet nest down
Marty had told me he saw a bee nest on the ground the other day which we passed by. Apparently this hornet nest just fell out of the tree it was in and landed here. There were some black and white hornets coming and going so we didn’t mess with it. It’s about eighteen inches long.
The spring is under the plastic in the rocks which I uncovered and applied the clay to make a better dam to collect the water. As it tuned out the half bucket of clay was enough to do the job so we left the dumped out clay there on the trail.
I buttoned up the spring and we sat down for a much needed break before heading back down the trail to the jeep.
Shortly after we got back to the cabin Patti, Marty’s wife drove up. We visited for awhile.
Headed back home
I decided to cut this trip short as my body has been itching so much the last couple days, so I headed on home in the afternoon having accomplished my goal of getting the clay in the spring.
Getting home safely
I was pretty tired out from not getting a good sleep because itching takes a lot of time and tends to keep you in the wake up state. I had to pull over several times on the way to let my eyes close so I could make it home. I did make it safely home.