Thursday August 25, 2022 Guerneville CA.
What to do today?
I wasn’t feeling like doing much of anything today. So I did some chair hopping and thought what if I didn’t do anything?
Just one thing
After some more chair hopping I decided to at least get one thing done and that was to try and fix the chainsaw chain. I’ve been doing something wrong when I sharpen it and it goes sideways and binds up when I try to cut a big log.
Getting to it
I got to the chainsaw in the late afternoon and had a good look at the chain and decided I’d filed one side of the rakers wrong. The rakers are the teeth that set how thick of a chip the saw cuts and my chain needed to be filed down so the saw teeth could get a good bite.
Testing it out
Well, of course after getting that done I needed to give it a test out.
I filled the saw up with gas and oil and put it on the quad runner and headed up into the hills as I knew where there were some larger trees down across the roads up there.
I tried the saw out to see how I did sharpening the chain and it was much improved but still not perfect, but at least it cut pretty good. I had to cut the logs small enough to push them off the road.
A big one
The chain on the saw could still use a bit of improvement but I was able to get through the logs, getting the top one off first,…………… But.
It’s stuck good now
What to do?
I didn’t have any tools to help out with getting the saw unstuck, so I looked around for a block and a lever after thinking about it for a bit. Most of the lever stuff was a bit rotten so I tried to find a good one.
Seems I got a bit more accomplished today then I thought I would.
I’ve been watching the rats in my chicken pen with the onion soup and baking soda bait I set out for them. They were going by it but not to it as they were being real couscous. After watching for the second night I went out and put a few oats in front of the can and when I went back in the house they were on those oats. It seems they are more willing to go to what they where there for in the first place without being so couscous. I think they’d make it to the onion soup if given enough time. I put that batch in the garage for them. No cam on that one.
So, tonight I mixed a new batch up with ground oats and baking soda and put a few oats outside the bait can. They came to the oats in a short time and seem to be interested of what’s in the can so I’ll keep watching them to see what happens. I think at least one of them is hooked, or should I say highly interested in what’s in the bait can.