Friday June 28, 2019 Guerneville CA.
Some puttering around the yard today
Rodent proof feeder
The rope and the pulley that opens the lid is hanging up because the rope is too small for the pulley and the pulley isn’t a very good one. I intend to improve this with better pulleys soon once I get to a store.
Chicks doing well
Nesting box of the main pen
I think it would be nice to have a nesting box in the main pen so am constructing one and got this far so far. A nesting box for chicks needs to be low to the ground so the little guys can get in and out so that’s what I’m shooting for as all the other nests in the main pen are high off the ground for egg laying chickens, not chicks.
Extended the trip board
I cut a small board for a paddle to extend the trip board a little to make it easier for a chicken to trip the lid and open the box mostly by accident but they are quick learners and will likely figure out if they want some food early in the day to step on that board.
Wait for my coffee to go off
I was in the house brewing a cup of coffee when my brother Tom came to the door and wanted to know if I knew how to get the rear bearing off his electric golf cart. I said I’d have to look at it first to know, but I had to wait as my coffee was about to go off.
Where’s the slide hammer
So once it was brewed I left it and went over to look at his golf cart which he had apart. I could see what needed to be done but I couldn’t find my slide hammer tool when I looked for it.
So I went on YouTube to see if someone showed how to get it off. And yes they used a slide hammer and got it off in a different way.
I gave Tom my slide hammer tool once I finally found it and showed him the video and finally got back to my coffee which I warmed up a bit.
Cut grass for nesting mommas
After the coffee I went out to do what I was going to do which was to mow the weeds in the raspberry patch as I wanted some cut grass for the momma chickens with chicks for nesting.
I also spread some cut grass in the mulch pen and Goldie took her chicks out to feed in them for awhile.
Getting the van ready to go
The other thing I did today was to get my old van out of the car port and begin prepping it for a trip up to Fort Bragg and Boonville for a week or so to do some kayaking and camping. There’s not much to do, mostly just make sure there’s enough food to eat and drink.
That pretty much wrapped up my day for a good one.