Wednesday July 17, 2019 Guerneville CA.
First thing I did today was go over to my neighbors and install a switch box to hook up a generator to the house if the power went off. It was a fairly easy job for a change.
After that I checked on my chickens and made sure they had food and water.
Then I put another coat of paint on the small shelf I’ve been working on as set it to dry. I think one more coat should do it.
Need to check the water
Since I noticed the water was low in our water tanks the other day I needed to take a ride up and see how they were doing filling up with water. As long as I was going that way I took five gallons of diesel up to put in the dozer.
Fuel for the dozer
Checking the water level
Measured the water coming into the tanks
No watch oh well
I started up the hill and realized I forgot my watch to measure the time for a gallon to flow into a gallon paint can.
I decide I could just count seconds and that would have to do.
Pipe valves on the input lines
And they look like this. Two lines coming down from springs up on the hill going into the line that goes to the tanks off to the left. The gallon paint can is how I measure how much water is coming down the hill.
7640 gallons of water a day
It took about ten seconds to fill the can so that means there’s about 6 gallons a minute coming down the hill and into the tanks. 60 minutes times 6 gallons a minute is 360 gallons an hour times 24 hours equals 7640 gallons in a day. That will have to do.
Yummmmm strawberry patches
I left there and drove on down to one of my brother’s gardens where he is growing strawberries for the farmer’s markets.
Wheelbarrow handle guards
On the way home I went by this neighbors and stopped to compliment her on her wheelbarrow handle guards. The darn things are easy to bump into and get hurt as I banged my hand against mine the other day. Just little pieces from pool noodles. Looks like a good idea to me. She was busy doing garden work.
The Carrot King
Once home I noticed my brother and his helper had finished planting carrots in this plot I fenced in the other day. Apparently he’s known as the Carrot King at the farmer’s markets. He grows them small and tender. He has a lot of carrots here and also some other patches elsewhere.
Mulching the raspberry plants
Late in the day after the sun was low in the sky I worked on spreading more mulch around the raspberry plants in the raspberry patch.
That was pretty much my day for another good one.