Sunday August 7, 2022 Guerneville CA.
Barry and I ride the dirt bikes
Barry showed up in the yard today with his dirt bike so I filled up mine with gas and we took off for the hills.
On the way up into the hills I realized I’d forgotten my camera.
We rode all around as usual going fairly fast today as I’m getting better at it. We stopped at all the regular places, a drink of spring water included and were home by 2:30.
Barry took off for home and I decided to head back up in the hills and do some trail work at 3.
3 came and went and so did 4, but at 4:30 I jumped on the quad runner with my chainsaw and my other Pulaski and rode on up into the hills to the work area.
Cutting out roots day
I was going to try and remove these roots today, one at a time.
I used the Pulaski first to cut the smaller roots that would get a lot of dirt in them. That root is four or five inches in diameter.
I chopped through a couple of the roots and used the Pulaski to remove dirt around them first.
I cut through these two roots.
I brought up an old T-shirt to tie around the root I wanted to cut to help keep the dirt and rocks out of the chainsaw cut.
And then I cut off those roots so I could use the Pulaski to dig some more roots out, so I could cut some more.
The big one
This is the largest root that needed cutting and I was trying to save the chainsaw for cutting that one as it was a little large for the Pulaski.
All prepped and ready for the cut. I’d already cut the bottom pieces with the Pulaski so it should fall off when I make this cut just below the shirt.
I got that cut off before the chainsaw got dull and I have most of the roots out now.
I got the trail cleaned up a bit with all the roots out of the way.
I worked on some more of the trail moving dirt and rocks to clear this section.
Some road work on the way home
It was about 7:30 when I was done for the day and went on home, stopping here to clear some sticks and rocks off the road.
I could drive by these fallen trees and almost did but decided to stop and cut them off the road.
I got back home in time to eat some fruit and berries and check on the chickens.
This hen had two little guys under her. You can see one of them.