Wednesday May 24, 2023 Guerneville CA.
I thought I’d do a little painting on the top of my van, so I got the stuff out. But I decided it was too breezy to do any painting so I thought I’d wait until evening but it was even breezier, so not today.
Armstrong Valley Farm
I went over to see what my brothers Barry and Tom where up to. I found them in Tom’s hothouse getting some plant starts.
Tom has been busy planting stuff for the season and has quite a lot planted already.
And another garden all planted.
We all went over to Tom’s place to help him unload some stuff off his truck.
The reward was he had a bunch of fresh strawberries getting ripe.
Rode up into the hills to check another new spring
I just wanted to check out this spring to see about tapping it, so I rode on up to where it was to have a look. This one would be much easier to tap than the other new spring I’ve been working on that the dirt has slid down on a couple times, as it’s just coming out of a small hole in the hillside, so there is very little I have to do to tap this one.
I cleaned it out a little with my hands and feet and made a small dam to see how much water was coming out of the hill. Looks pretty good and I was thinking of a drink of water.
I hadn’t planned on it, but this one was so simple to get a temporary tap, I rode on over a short distance to where I had some black pipe pieces to pick one up.
I selected a piece of pipe I thought would work and headed back to the spring to hook it up.
Quick and dirty
All I had to do was put the pipe in the dam and put some rocks on it to hold it in place.
And in a few minutes I had a good flow of water coming out the pipe.
Pretty simple hookup to get better drinking water than most people in the world get to drink.
I’ll do a better job of tapping it later as this one will be real easy compared to the other one I’ve been working on.
And yes, I did get a real good drink of that water before heading home.