Saturday, July 15, 2023 Guerneville CA.
Ride in the forest
I had plans to finish that spring I was working on yesterday, but Barry showed up for a bike ride in the forest, so plans changed. A bike ride in the forest gets priority as it’s a good way to get a lot of needed exercise. Because we ride in the hills, the body gets a good work out, just trying to stay on the dirt bike, so that’s why it wins and it’s fun too.
I left my camera home accidentally. We rode around the hills for awhile then went up to my cousin’s place that lives up on the ridge top and had a good visit and then we went riding again.
After that, a nap was needed to rest up a bit.
Later in the day, I moved this rat bait station out of the sun and into this shady spot as with it in the sun, I got a lot of false motion detections because of the sun’s shadows moving around in the leaves. The shade should reduce those a bit. The cam is in the blue box and is hooked to my computer. I seem to have the rats under control as none have showed up to chow down, which is a good thing as they were over running the place.
My coffee plants aren’t growing much so I put some fertilizer on them and have been giving them more drinks of water. This isn’t really the right climate for them, but I thought I’d give them a try just the same.
I removed the electric fan and put some longer mounting bolts on it to make it easier to remove when on the road and something goes wrong with it and I need to find out what went wrong. I had to work on this on the last trip, so that’s what prompted me to improve this.
Van’s flat tire
The little hole is between the black lines and is very small like a wire or nail went through it. I think I’ll take it to a tire repair shop and see if they will fix it or not. The tire is almost brand new, so if they won’t fix it, I’ll get a repair kit and fix it myself, especially since it is just barely in the sidewall.
I spent the rest of the day chair hopping around the yard and taking it easy.