Wednesday November 18, 2020 Guerneville CA.
Chicken pen work
I was going to go for a dirt bike ride today after the rains stopped this morning to see how the dirt up on the hill was fairing in the fire rehab areas. We had a couple of inches of nice soft rain so things should be good and wet by now.
But first I thought I better get a few more wheelbarrows of mulch done in the chicken pens.
I still had the fertilized dirt to remove from this spot so I got the tools out and loaded up the wheelbarrow.
I put the fertilized dirt on the ground here under some of my cherry trees. I’ll let the chickens out soon to spread it around.
I loaded woodchips for the chicken pen.
And put in a couple extra loads as this is what I call the mulch pen where I feed the chickens a lot of stuff.
I hauled about ten loads and needed a break. That’s enough for now.
Rehab work checkout
After a good long break and letting the chickens out to graze I hopped on the dirt bike to go check out the hills for any erosion problems from all the forest fire work.
I rode on up into the hills and stopped here for a bit. Lots of nice clouds in the sky.
Fire break area
This is one of the fire breaks I checked out on the ridge top. It’s looking good but could use a bit of smoothing out in some places. No erosion in this are.
I stopped here to move some of the rocks off the road. Humm, big rocks good to use to do some road repairs somewhere. Easy to get.
I rode around a bit looking at all the fire rehab areas which mostly looked good except for some needed smoothing out here and there.
Dirt bike chain adjustment
While riding around I thought I heard the bike chain slapping a bit, so when I got home I got some tools out and tightened up the chain a bit.
Carmelo falls off the roost so to speak
Oh, I forgot to tell ya that Carmelo the rooster, the head rooster fell off his roost last night which means I found him dead on the ground which means he died last night from I know not what.
He was a good rooster and fortunately he has some offspring to take his place.
Here’s Carmelo 2 or now Carmelo, Carmelo 1’s son just maturing and starting to crow like a rooster does.
Carmelo 1 got buried under some blueberry bushes as not to go to waste.
Some nice sun was out after the rain stopped this morning which made a very nice day out.
Oh, I’m sorry about Carmelo. :( I’m sure you said a prayer of thanks for all his hard work looking after those hens. Time for new blood to take over!
Awww poor Carmelo. At least he has a son to carry on his good name. I never thought to use chicken scratching as a way to make mulch. They are actually working for you, besides producing eggs. How cool is that??