Saturday 7, 2022 Guerneville CA.
These volunteer raspberry plants are growing better than the ones in the raspberry patch, likely because this area got mulched before the raspberry patch did as it’s right outside the blueberry patch.
Helping a neighbor
I had been talking with a neighbor about helping him tap one of his springs and was curious what his spring area looked like so I hopped on the dirt bike and rode on up to his place for a visit.
I jumped back on the bike and started to head on home when I decided I’d go have a look at his spring as I knew where it was, not far from his house, just up the hill a bit.
The springs were in some big ferns which I pushed back to find the water which had a good flow to it. I would have measured the flow if I had a gallon can to do it. So at least I thought it’d be a good idea to set him up to measure the flow so I kicked up a small dam with my feet and installed some pipe that was laying around the area.
Pool of water
Here’s the little pool of water I made and installed the half inch pipe. The pipe does two things. It collects the water so I can measure the flow and it diverts the water out of the ditch, so after a time the ditch should dry up unless there is more water coming out of the ground in the ditch. If more water comes out of the ditch below, it mean another spring that could be tapped. There was enough water to fill the half inch pipe which meant it was a good flow and worth tapping.
Even though the neighbor wasn’t home I found out what I wanted to know about the spring he wants to tap. There certainly is enough water there to be worth tapping it, more than enough water.
I headed for home going the long way just for the ride.