Saturday May 23, 2020 Guerneville CA.
Once I got it going today I drove down to Monte Rio to the parts house and picked up my van parts I ordered yesterday and drove on back home.
Dirt bike ride
Measuring the spring water
After that I stopped at Tom’s garden to eat a few strawberries. He’d just picked them for the weekend markets but I found enough to enjoy. That’s cabbage in the front and the strawberries are in the back.
Once home I didn’t feel like working on the van or for that matter working on anything so I took it easy for most of the day with some napping and chair hopping.
Until late afternoon when I finally felt like doing something.
I loaded up the wheelbarrow with woodchip mulch. And I found this old bird house that had fallen under a big tree so I decided to install it over by the chicken house so I moved it over that way on the way to dump the wood chips.
Not my peeps
As I was heading to the feed shed to check on my new peeps I heard what I thought was a bunch of little peeps peeping, but it wasn’t my new peeps so I investigated.
It turned out to be a few little peeps in this nest box. I knew what lived here as I watched the birds move into it and two of my readers identified the birds using it as Bluebirds. I’d watch the swallows diving on the bird while on a close by nest that must of been occupied by the swallows. Anyway the bluebirds moved to another nest about 30 feet away and started their nest in this box.
Hung the nest box
As long as I had the wheelbarrow out I wheeled it over to my brother’s carrot patch where the carrots had gone to seed and filled it up with carrots. When they go to seed the carrots get real woody. The chickens don’t seem to like to eat them much. I put them into their pen to see if they eat them. Sometimes they like to let stuff rot a little before eating them so we’ll see.
My new peeps
Just before dark I checked on the chicken egg incubator to see how things were going. I had 7 chicks in there so far. The little guy in the middle, center, just hatched out and isn’t fluffed out yet. Some of the birds hatched out a bit peppier than the others. I can leave them in here for a couple days to mature a bit then I need to move them out to get some food and water which they do not need their first couple of days as they feed on their yokes.
I got a bit done but it was mostly a lazy day.