Thursday March 25, 2021 Guerneville CA
Working in the forest
A guy who works for my brother in the his gardens has some bee hives. The normal way of harvesting honey is hard work so he doesn’t do it much.
So I was thinking if I could make it easier for him and buy the stuff to do it, I could get some good honey.
These are the larger frames that they extract honey from that require a lot of work to get the honey out of them.
I need these types of frames
They make some little square wooden frames that go in these larger ones that are about 4×4 or 5×5 inches square that one can let the bees fill with honey and then take the little square boxes out and just eat the honey out of the little square frames with the wax so there wouldn’t be a lot of work getting honey.
So I talked it over with the guy and said I’d pay for the little frames once I found some to buy.
So tonight I’ve been hunting for the little honey frames but so far can’t find any of them to buy.
The main honey flow is about to start so we need to get some soon for this years honey. Part of the problem is I don’t know exactly what they call these small honey frames.
I’ll keep looking and maybe call the local honey supply store.
It was a nice day and I didn’t have much planned. I did need some gas for my quad and motorcycle so I got the gas can and went to Guerneville to get some gas.
On the way home I stopped to visit John S. to shoot the bull for a bit.
Once home I filled up the quad with gas and got the tools I’d need to dig a ditch and cover up the plastic spring pipe near the spring.
On the way up the hill I ran into this big stump that slid down the hill and onto the road blocking it.
Too big for me
I wasn’t sure I could move it off the road and I couldn’t but I could turn it around a bit so I could get by it.
Digging a ditch
I continued on up to the spring area where I wanted to bury this pipe which meant I had to dig about 50 feet of ditch and it was pretty rocky.
I got about a third of it done before taking my first break.
After several breaks I got the ditch done so put the plastic pipe in it.
Bit of a problem
I did have a bit of problem of the plastic pipe not being long enough for the ditch I dug, so. I had to re-dig the ditch under the pipe so it would fit.
This shows the pipe that I couldn’t get in the ditch so I dug the ditch under the pipe so it would work.
Once I re-dug it, it fit and was ready to bury.
All buried and it was now six PM.
I got a drink of water from the spring and then headed down the hill taking the road to the right as I wanted to go back on a different road than the one I came up the hill on which was the road on the left.
I putt putted down the road going through here.
And on down through here. There’s a spring crossing the road here which is not one I’ve tapped for the water.
Big redwood trees
I went by these big redwood trees which are the largest ones on the property that have never been logged.
Once home I was hungry so went in the house to eat something to eat so that was pretty much my day.
You’re a jack of all trades, aren’t you? Honey would be a fun endeavour!
I’m tired after reading about your working day on the trail.