Friday March 26, 2021 Guerneville CA.
Armstrong Valley Farm
I needed to find my brother’s helper this morning to ask him some questions about his bee hives so I went over to my brother’s garden. looking for him.
Ridiculous shipping charge
So I went back to my house and looked up what I wanted for his hive and didn’t like what I found out. They wanted 81 dollars for the part and 94 dollars to ship it. There was no reason for the shipping to be that high so I’ll have to do some more research and see if I can find the part some where else.
Next I needed to get some more chicken feed and then go help my older brother Mike replace his old swimming pool pump that had gone bad.
So I drove on over to the feed store and they loaded up my car with the stuff I feed my chickens, oats, barley, milo, millet and black oil sun flower seeds. I had a car load.
Then on the way to my brother’s I stopped at a new grocery store and bought two heads of cabbage. The new store had a deal and I got two heads for a 1.98 total.
Replacing the pump
Testing the pump
He left it running and we went over to his porch and shot the bull for a bit then went back and checked the pump for leaks.
Both fittings going into the pump that he installed before I got there were leaking just a little. I had him find some better sealer and I took things apart and applied the better sealer and tightened things up and gave it another test. It passed this time.
Mike grows quite a bit of citrus that my brother Tom sells at the farmers market.
I tried to visit one more friend on the way home but his gate was locked meaning he wasn’t home so I went on home.
Restocking the chicken feed shed
Good to get that stuff done today.