Wednesday November 4, 2020 Guerneville CA.
Fertilizer injector installation
One of the things I purchased shopping yesterday was a fertilizer injector that would fix on my hoses so I can inject fertilizer when I water.
I wanted to get some fertilizer on my blueberry bushes as they need some help getting some new growth going.
The unit just screwed on to my automatic watering timer and I filled it up with stuff and turned on the timer. It seemed to work ok and did the job. I’ll be installing something like this on most of my watering timers as most of my yard could use some fertilizer to get stuff growing faster.
I thought this way of fertilizing the yard would be the easiest way and apply the stuff more uniformly. I’ll be experimenting with this method as I go. So far it looks good.
I sat around the yard for a bit while testing out the new unit and then hopped on the quad runner and rode on up into the hills to work on another spring water pipe crossing, the last one.
Spring water pipe crossing work
Once that was hooked back up and I had a nice sit in the forest for awhile, I decided to have a look at what needs to be done on the trail up above this crossing. The pipe goes up through here so I checked it out and did some work.
I worked on that until I couldn’t work anymore and sat down for a break as it was rather nice in the forest today.
Our water tanks
Fortunate to have stainless steel water tanks
We are fortunate to have three stainless steel water tanks as very few people have even one as they are quite expensive.
My brother Tom used to build them for wine for a living and was able to make these for us for a very reasonable price. Between the tanks and the 2 inch main line to the houses I think we have almost 20 thousand gallons of water. Right now there are 5 houses and my brother Tom’s farmers market gardens using the water.
Somehow I’ve defaulted to the water maintenance man and do most of the upkeep work. My plan is to bury most of the plastic water lines this winter.