Monday November 8, 2021 Guerneville CA.
Fertilizing new mulch
It was going to rain a few inches tonight so I thought it would be a good time to put some fertilizer on the new woodchip mulch I put in the garden as when it breaks down the woodchips it uses up a lot of nitrogen.
So the idea was to give it a bunch of fertilizer early on in the breaking down the mulch process so more nutrients would be available later when it all mulched out.
Next I needed to do some repairs on the culvert I had widened out last summer as the recent heavy rains washed out a little bit of the base, so it needed to be beefed up a bit.
Eyes for Bobseyes
On the way back to my house I spotted this little box by the gate, my new video camera, a Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder .
My old camera is getting old and has been dropped maybe one too many times as it’s been having a focus problem some times especially when I zoom in on stuff which makes me miss some good photos as critters don’t stay in the same spot too long.
The battery needed to be charged up so I put it on the charger.
Abused a lot
This is a very good Sony cam that is actually a video camera that I use to take photos. The camera gets abused a lot as it’s on the water in my kayak and everywhere else I go which are mostly very harsh environments for this kind of camera. Cameras don’t usually last me too long before they get dumped into the water when I overturn my kayak which has happened several times so far, but not lately.
While I was doing some chair hopping late in the day I heard a commotion and looked up to barely see this small bird hawk take some feathers out of a quail it attacked. The quail was lucky and only lost a few feathers but it was a very close call for it.
These are some of the quail that are stuck in my chicken pen as they got in to do some feeding on some chicken feed I put out and haven’t figured out how to get back out yet. At least the hawk can’t get them while they are in there.