Friday October 30, 2020 Guerneville CA.
Pipe line work
I thought I had one more pipe crossing to finish up so today I jumped on the quad and rode up to the crossing I wanted to finish up.
One little problem
I cut the bad kinked part out and put in a coupler. I had a hard time getting the coupler to seal up and it still drips a bit so I’ll bring up a better wrench to tighten the clamps up better the next time I come up.
I was able to finish up that crossing and I knew of a spot up the hill that had a couple of critter teeth water punctures in the pipe that I needed to tape up so I hiked up this ravine where the two leaks were and fixed them up.
Missed a crossing
On the ride up to fix the pipe leaks I discovered I still had one more crossing to finish but not today as this last crossing had another trial to dig like I did on the one I did today.
So I rode on home for a rest and some chair hopping around the yard.
Lighting up the chickens for more eggs
One of the last things I did today was set the timers for a light on the chickens roost as I’ve only been getting a couple eggs from about 25 chickens. That’s because it’s the time of year when they molt and egg production goes way down.
I read somewhere that if the daylight goes below 14 hours a day that controls their egg laying and most of them slow down or stop so I put the light on for a fourteen hour day. extending the light for two hours at the start of darkness and then it turns on a few hours before sunup.
We’ll see if that helps.
I did a bit more chair hopping and ate a few raspberries that got ripe and that was it for me today.