Monday December 6, 2021 Guerneville CA.
I heard a knock at the door this morning as I was getting it going. It was Barry. He had a fresh crab he had caught for me. Yummy.
Hydrating wine barrels
I opened the control box to have a look and eventually found a blown fuse. I tried a new fuse and got another blown fuse. The control arm has been a bit shaky for some time now and I had another new one that I could install later today and see if that would fix the gate.
Leaky wine barrels
I went back to see how Barry was doing with his leaky wine barrels. This was the worst leaker. I asked him how much a new wine barrel costs thinking around 150 bucks, but no, he said they start at around 550 bucks and on up into the thousands of dollars.
The water should swell up the wood and stop the leaks in time.
Justin from Stewards of the Redwoods meeting
At 1 Barry and I went over to meet with Justin from the Stewards of the Redwoods. He’s just taken over the lead position for that organization and they are running the state park here.
He wanted to check out the family property the State is interested in acquiring so that’s what the meeting was about.
Walking the property
Up the hill
We started to get a few rain drops as we started up the hill but it was real light and the forest was absorbing most of the drops meaning the tree leaves were catching most of the drops so we weren’t getting wet.
Actually we did discuss a lot about how the State may go about acquiring this land.
When we got back to Justin’s car we had a bit of a discussion and he took off and Barry and I went back to my house as we had stuff to do.
Barry needed to pull the corks out of all the wine bottles in these cases as the wine was bad. He said he wasn’t careful enough when he first started and the impurities messed up the wine.
He’s empting out the bottles and will take the empties to the dump.
Back to the gate repair
Barry loaded up all his stuff and headed for home just before dark.