Saturday December 26, 2020 Guerneville CA.
After yesterday’s rains today’s sunshine was welcome. I took care of the chickens and got something to eat myself.
After that it was out in the yard for some chair hopping and enjoying the day.
Checking the forest fire break areas
It was so nice out some time later in the day I decided to take the dirt bike up into the hills and see how all the forest fire breaks were holding up as far as erosion control.
I went by our water tanks and they were full as they should be this time of year. It’s always good to check the water level just to make sure no matter what time of the year it is as we depend on this water to live on.
On the ridge top I rode around in the forest a bit to look for mushrooms. I did find this one near a place called Steve’s camp. It’s one of the best edible ones but a little old, about six inches across the top.
Chickens out to graze
By the time I got back to my house it was past time to let the chickens into the front yard. I opened this gate to let them in and somehow it got closed before it got dark and half my chickens couldn’t get into their roost for the night.
Anyway I let the chickens out into the front yard and went into the house.
Just after dark I went outside with my light and heard a bunch of chickens clucking which is not normal so I knew I had some kind of problem.
Gate got shut
That’s when I discovered the gate got closed somehow. Either I shut it not thinking or one of my neighbors shut it. I think it was a neighbor.
So now the problem was how to get the rest of the chickens into the pen. Since it was already dark, that’s not so easy but I got a big stick and worked at it until they were all in there and no more clucks from outside the pen.
One bird I grabbed off the chicken pen roof and it let loose like I was killing it which got all the other chickens excited. I was finally able to quiet that one down and only had one more reluctant one that went over the chicken pen roof top and came down the other side and went on in.
That was a lot of work so I need to make sure that doesn’t happen again.
With every thing nice and quiet now in the yard I went on in the house for the day.