Wednesday January 2, 2019 Guerneville CA.
Waited too long
I was thinking of going kayaking today but with some more rain coming in soon I thought it’d be a good idea to ride up the hill and start the bulldozer to charge up it’s battery as it’s been quite some time since I last did it, maybe too long.
I like to take some fuel up there when I do this so I filled up a container with fuel and loaded it on my old quad to take up the hill and put in the dozer.
Gloves would have been nice
The sun was out but it was cool on the ride up the hill to the dozer. I was thinking I should of put on some gloves, but oh well, tough it out.
Not going to start
I tried to start it and it would almost turn over but with the cold it would not so I left the battery too long between charges.
The battery is stuck
I’d bought up a couple tools to disconnect the battery just in case so I started to try and unhook it but one of the clamps was stuck on and it wouldn’t come off and I needed a hammer that I didn’t have. I hunted around for a hammer and found a small piece of wood that I could hit the screw driver with and it finally came off. It was sure stuck on there.
Guerneville hilltop view
I made it back to the dozer and was able to secure the battery to the quad bike and also the fuel can and continued on down the hill.
Spring water tanks
It’s always good to stop at our water tanks to make sure they are full and everything is working as it should. These tanks collect spring water for our houses.
Down with the black walnut tree
Back home after a bit of a break I got my chainsaw out and sharpened up the chain as I wanted to cut this black walnut tree down as it blocks the sun and I don’t use the nuts. The tree I’m going to cut down is by the red chainsaw.
I remembered to put the dozer battery on the charger to charge.
I installed a rope to keep the tree from falling the wrong way which was out on the public road which wouldn’t be good.
While I was cutting the stump off at the ground after falling the tree I hit a rock and it dulled the chain real bad so that was that until I sharpened the chain again but at least I got the tree down.
I would have sharpened the chain but the day was almost over and I didn’t feel like it.
A short time later I let the chickens out in the yard to graze.
That was my day.