Wednesday March 2, 2016 Guerneville, CA.
Nothing like itchy hives
The ol hives were kicking in last night, so I itched instead of doing the sleeping thing until about six this morning when I finally went out. So, I was up just before twelve noon and needed to decide what to do today.
Meat from Salmon Creek Ranch
I needed to go to Salmon Creek Ranch to get some more meat, but phone tag wasn’t working. I had to make sure someone was there before driving clear out there to their ranch.
I also needed to go to a hardware store to get some electrical supplies to replace the old wiring in the old family well that I’m helping my brother get going again after a number of years not using it as we switched over to spring water a number of years ago.
Let’s try to move the big steel tank
As I was going out the door to get the electrical stuff I ran into Tom, my brother, who needed some help moving a big steel water tank. We used to use this steel tank for a pressure tank for five houses in the old days before we hooked the springs back up. So now it was just in the way, a heavy old steel tank.
Well, at least we got it that far for now. We’ll have to switch to plan B to get it out of there, likely using some cables and pulleys to get some leverage.
Still no Salmon Creek
I tried Salmon Creek Ranch one more time, but still no answer, so I decided to head to a Home Depot to get the electrical supplies as I could visit with my friend Joe on the way back home. I’ll try them again tomorrow. Actually, I beat the phone and just sent them an email. ;O)
Shopping and a visit
I was able to find what I needed at Home Depot, so I bought the stuff and then headed on over to Joe’s house. I found him home and working on putting new tines on his rototiller, getting ready for his garden. We shot the bull for awhile, then I went on home and unloaded my electrical supplies.
Making plans to hook the old well up
After a break, I went over to the well area and went over what I need to do to hook up a new electrical supply line to the well pump which we don’t have yet. Once I get the electrical line hooked up, I plan to install an old pump to see how the well is working.
Armstrong Valley Farm
I could hear my brother working his tractor in his garden across the creek so I walked over there to have a look.
Here’s a picture of one of the gardens of my brother’s Armstrong Valley Farm. It’s spring and there’s a lot of stuff he needs to get in the ground soon. A busy time for a farmer.
More repairs on the gate
That petty much was my day