Thursday October 8, 2020 Guerneville CA.
I didn’t have any plans for the day so after taking care of the chickens I sat around in the yard for a bit just enjoying the day.
I was thinking it’d be a good idea to start watering to get the weeds growing for the winter so the chickens would have more feed that I wouldn’t have to buy but I wasn’t sure just how much water we had in our water tanks from our springs.
Low water line
I rode the dirt bike around a bit then stopped at this spot to have a look at the black plastic water pipe from our springs crossing the road. During the recent forest fire a big machine had a bit of trouble getting by the low hanging water pipe. Later the guy asked me how come the pipe was so low and I told him I didn’t expect him to be coming by with his big machine when I installed it years ago. So I looked at it to see what I needed to do to rise it up a bit. I mostly need a ladder to fix it higher on the metal pipe pole on the right which I will do later.
And then I worked my way down this ravine to get back down to where the dirt bike was parked checking on this spring tap as I went by. This spring is dry right now until the winter rains start which is ok as this spring isn’t one of the main ones.
Spring pipe trail
Then I walked this spring pipe trail to check it out. This winter after the rains start and the ground loosens up a bit I will make the trail wider covering up the black plastic pipe as I make the trail wider. That will help protect the plastic water pipe and keep it from burning up if another forest fire should come through this area at a later time and make the trail much easier to walk as I get older and need to work on the water lines for repairs.
After that I rode on down to where my brother Tom’s garden is.
Taking it easy
From there I rode the dirt bike on home and mostly took it easy the rest of the day chair hopping and watching my chickens do their thing.
Hermit’s got troubles
The Hermit sent me an email saying the guys working for him putting in his water line that burned up during the forest fire quit on him and took all his pipe supplies with them and so now I have more work to do to bail him out. Maybe I’ll go up there tomorrow and see what’s up and what needs to be done to get him water to his house.
That was my day.