Saturday May 10, 2014 Guerneville CA.
The wind was already blowing
I could hear the wind blowing in the big redwood trees before I got out of bed this morning. And since it was Saturday, I thought it would be a good day to get some digging done on my ditch for a water pipe I wanted to install and maybe I’d go kayaking in the afternoon if the wind calmed down a bit.
I dug a lot on that ditch
So, I dug for about three hours on the ditch before getting too tired out to continue. I got a lot done, about fifty feet, about a third done.
The chair gets used a lot
Naps and some recharging
All that digging plumb wore me out, so I spent most of the afternoon napping and trying to recharge my batteries.
The wind didn’t let up around here and I was too pooped to go kayaking anyway, so I tried to enjoy my yard some too.
I disturbed some friendly yellow jackets
A couple hours before sun down I got a little energy and dug some more, until I disturbed some yellow jackets that were in a brush pile near where I was digging. They seemed to be used to my scent and didn’t go after me even though I was only a couple feet from their nest when I disturbed the entrance to their nest. Lucky me. I backed up just in case and tried to locate their entrance so I could gas it later after dark.
I poured about a quarter of a cup of gasoline down their hole after dark. The fumes go right down to their nest and they are dead in a minute or so. I hated to do that as they didn’t go after me, but they were right in the middle of my work area, so I wasn’t going to take any chances. It’s their own fault for having stingers and biters.
Other than all the work digging the ditch, I sat around a lot just enjoying the yard on this nice spring day.