Tuesday October 13, 2020 Guerneville CA.
Once I got it going this morning and fed the chickens I hopped on the dirt bike and rode on up into the hills to see what the forest fire rehab guys were doing.
I followed my brother Barry’s dirt bike tracks to find where they were working.
Here comes the excavator
I found Barry laying under a tree in this spot. Eventually the white truck showed up which meant the excavator was coming up the narrow road behind him. Shortly, the other truck showed up and had to wait for the excavator to get up the road. That pickup was one of the goat ladies so I chatted with her until the excavator made it up the road.
Next my neighbor wanted them to right a metal gate post one of the bull dozers had hit while clearing the road for a fire break early on in the forest fire. The big metal pipe is hard to see in the background. The neighbor is checking to see if the gate cable will reach the post and it didn’t, but that could be fixed up later with some cable added.
Another culvert to unplug
They get to our place
From there they moved to our place which we’d been waiting them to get to as the fire break they put on our place needed some rehab work and the roads needed brush and dirt removed so we could use them.
Fire break cleanup
The excavator guy started down the fire break which was a bit steeper than the picture shows. He put in some water bars and moved some down trees and brush onto the firebreak which had been piled up by the bulldozers while making the firebreak.
Opening our roads
We also had him open up our roads they’d blocked when they built the fire break which he is doing here as they had trees and dirt piled up in them. When the fire break is made by the bulldozers they are in a great hurry as the forest fire is approaching so they don’t have much time to fix stuff up.
Made it to the bottom
From here they went down a very steep part and ended up at the bottom where there is a creek that needs some cleanup which they will do tomorrow morning when they show up and they then are hauling the excavator off for some repair work and then back to forest fire rehab work as there is a lot of it to do in this state which should keep them busy until the rains start this winter.
From there I rode on home. All this standing around shooting the bull really wore me out so I didn’t do much except pen the chickens up at dark.
Nice day playing in the woods while the other guys worked.