Monday June 3, 2019 Jenner CA.
Yesterday was lost
Yesterday wasn’t one of my better days. The corn got me the night before and I was up all night with the itches so I spent most of yesterday trying to catch some sleep.
Trimming up the kiwi’s
I did get out to cut on my kiwi bushes. I have a male and a female bush or I had.
I haven’t gotten any fruit off the vines for the last couple years. I noticed the bees where having a good time in the blossoms this year. On closer examination it looked like the male plant had grown over the female plant so the female plant that gives the fruit wasn’t doing well. All the blossoms the bees were working were from the male plant and there were lots of them.
I started cutting with the loppers until I had all the male vines off the female plant.
Not looking good
Dead, dead, dead
After I trimmed all the male vines off the female plant there was nothing left of the female plant. It was dead.
That means no fruit from the kiwis any more unless I get another female plant.
That was it for yesterday and I got to bed early and sleep well last night.
Today the third of June
After checking on the chickens I was off to Jenner to kayak the estuary.
I put the boat in the water and parked the car and was off across the river to Penny Island where I sat for a spell before deciding to head on down the river to it’s mouth where it dumps into the ocean.
Paddled into the river’s open mouth
Something for the chickens
Hiking and berries on Penny Island
I paddled on going up the island’s back channel and landed on the upper end of Penny Island. I had berries on my mind.
I headed down along the south edge of the island. It was very overgrown and not easy to get down the trails. One has to know where the trails are to get anywhere on the island and they are not always obvious.
There’s weren’t a lot of berries ripe yet but there’s lots of them on the way.
Nice spot to rest
After doing my best to get around the island pushing over brush, I headed back to my boat by this big log. That green grass is nice to sit on so I made myself comfortable just behind the log by my boat for about an hour or so.
Waffling fog in Jenner
After a good rest there I put the boat back in the water and paddled around the upper end of Penny Island and headed in for the day to the boat ramp just up ahead. The fog has been waffling around most of the day.
I loaded up the boat and went on home for the day.
It seemed like another nap was in order then I went out to see how the chickens were doing.
Another hen wants to be a momma
They seem to be doing just fine. I do have another broody hen that seems to be persistent even though I’ve taken her eggs away every day. I hunted up a cardboard box for a nest for her and I’ll try and transfer her and her eggs to the box tonight and put her in the nursery.
That was it for me today.