Friday April 24, 2020 Guerneville CA.
Water spring work in the forest
Water spring repairs
Pig Wallow Spring
I try to discourage the hogs from using the wallow as they tend to tear my black spring pipe out occasionally. The white pipe is my spring tap that collects the water out of the mountain so I can direct it to our water tanks for usage.
Lots of little roots
I took the rocks out I had in there and discovered a lot of little roots but the spring was still working and wasn’t plugged up. There was also quite a bit of mud in there that has accumulated over the years. I think I installed this spring tap about 30 years ago and it’s been working all that time with no maintenance until now. The only reason I decided to dig this up is the spring water was cycling which make me curious why but it was still working just fine and didn’t really need dug up.
Cleaned up and resealed with blue clay
I wasn’t expecting to get that spring all put back together today but I kept at it puttering and it got done.
Repaired this spring pipe too
On the way down the hill I stopped at another spring and noticed quite a lot of water coming out of the hill so I dug up around the pipe tee and found the pipe had pulled off for the last year or so. I pushed the black pipe back on the tee so now that water will also go in our water tanks.
Ordered up a new chicken incubator
Last night I decided to order a chicken incubator online so I checked out a lot of them and zeroed in on one for about a 150 bucks. It holds 56 chicken eggs and does an automatic turning of all the eggs every two hours and has automatic temp and humidity controls. I got it ordered and it should be here in about a week.
The other incubator I was given was old and worn out. It also would only do about ten eggs and didn’t have an automatic egg turner and was a pain to open it up and close it all the time. I think I can use the heating unit to help heat the newly born chicks.
Little peep pen construction
So if I hatch out about forty chicks I need something to keep them together so I found some plastic three foot high fence I had and cut it in half so I could make a small pen the little peeps can’t get out.
They can go through an inch hole when they are first born.
I sat around chair hopping in the evening as it was a nice sunny warm day out and I had a nice time working up in the quiet forest getting stuff done.