Sunday August 16, 2020 Guerneville CA.
Helping a neighbor
We had some thunder and lightning here last night with some light rain showers. I forgot and didn’t cover up the fruit I’m trying to dry and it got a little wet. I hope it’s ok and doesn’t spoil or the chickens will get it.
Visiting an old hermit
After getting it going I decided to ride up into Armstrong Redwood State Park which my land adjoins so it’s right next door. The purpose was to visit the old hermit that lives in back of the park behind a couple gates.
Lovely young ladies
Just as I was going through that gate about 8 good looking young ladies came walking down the road and were real friendly. They were out for a walk in the park and were all very physically fit. I sorta got my ol batteries charged. :O)
Up the road
I found him doing his best to pack two buckets of water up to his house. Apparently his springs had just gone dry on him for the year.
I packed the buckets of water up to his house for him and he told me his story of no water. He wanted to go to town to get a couple cases of bottled water so I told him to get ready to go. Once he was ready I asked if he had his wallet and his mask. Mask? He went back in the house and got it.
Checking his springs
Once back at his house I said I was going to hike up the hill above his house and check out his springs to see what’s going on with the water.
He said ok and he’d have a nice slice of water melon for me when I got back down the hill.
Steep, steep, steep
And that may not look like it but I went straight up the hill from here, very steep and I had to go slow as the dry dirt was very slippery. I really used some different muscles on this hike and I’ll feel them tonight for sure.
Spring water taps
I followed the water pipe down the hill checking for problems.
Water line pulled apart
At this spot just above his house I found this wet spot where the water pipe had pulled apart at a pipe connection. It was a very steep spot and I had to be very careful about sliding down the hill but I was able to get it connected back up so water would flow.
I made it down to his garden and was walking through it when I ran into this two foot long snake. It was a rattle snake but didn’t rattle. I let it crawl back into the bushes and continued on to the house. They are good to have around as they eat mice and rats and such.
Went on home tired out
We chatted for a bit and my muscles where letting me know I’d over used them and then I went on home and checked on my chickens.
The chickens didn’t like the thunder and lightning last night as they only gave a couple eggs today. That’s ok as they’ll make up for it tomorrow with lots of eggs.
Needless to a say I was pretty beat with lots o sore muscles so I did some chair hopping and just took it easy for the rest of the day with a nap or two in there too.
Nice day. I had a nice visit and got more exercise than I needed.