Fertilizing, Leak Repair, Pen Cleaning and Forest Work

Sunday February 6, 2022 Guerneville CA.

Puttering around the yard

I needed to put some fertilizer on the woodchip mulch I put in the raspberry patch the other day as the woodchips are supposed to use up lots of the nitrogen in the ground and fertilizing the chips will just make them that much better.

I used this contraption to add the fertilizer to the sprinkler water.feeder1

 

This is where I wanted to fertilize but first I had to wait a couple hours to finish watering somewhere else.mulch2

 

Propane leak repair

Next I put the new hoses on the propane line that goes to my heater in the van. I got it all clamped together and installed but not tested for leaks yet.hoses3

 

Making rain

Once that was finished it was time to turn the sprinkler on in the raspberry patch.water4

 

The Daffodils are coming up here too.water5

 

Next was a break and some chair hopping around the yard.

Chicken pen maintenance

I took three and a half loads of fertilized dirt out of this chicken pen and put it on some fruit trees.pen6

 

And I put woodchips in that pen and this other one.mulchpen7

 

After that I sat around the yard, just enjoying the day until the sun went over the hills to the west about four o’clock.

Mulching a trail

I was going to take the dirt bike up into the hills and mulch the trail where I removed the part of the big stump with some redwood mulch I obtain under the redwood trees.

But somehow I hopped on the quad runner by mistake and found  myself riding up the road on the quad. That’s ok, as I only wanted to take the dirt bike to not take the tools up there that were on the quad as I was tired out enough today and I don’t want to use them.

Anyway I made it up to here where I parked and walked up the trail and put some redwood mulch on the trail where I was working.quad8

 

Trail work

That didn’t take long then I rode over to here and put some small logs along the trail to  mark where it is on this spot I repaired that got washed out during a big rain storm.logs9

 

Then I rode up to  here and stopped to check out the trail a bit and throw some stuff off it.quad10

 

Road work

And hen rode on up to here and stopped. As long as I had the chain saw on the quad I stopped to cut up these logs a bit to get them off the road.logs11

 

Then I rode on down this road to a place I knew there was another tree across the road.road12

 

Cleaning roads up

On the way, I stopped to throw sticks and rocks off this road for a few hundred yards.sticks13

 

And I made it to the tree across the road and cut it into pieces so I could throw it off the road.tree14

 

Well that was all more work than I had planned to do so now I was beat and headed on home going by these big fern on the way home.ferns14

 

I got more exercise than I expected today, just puttering with stuff.

Nice day.

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1 Response to Fertilizing, Leak Repair, Pen Cleaning and Forest Work

  1. Patsy+Irene says:

    More exercise is always good at our age as long as we spread it out over a number of days. :) It seems like the trails always need attention, especially after winds and rains. It was a lovely sunny day here too but the winds increased in the afternoon a bit.

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