Wednesday December 22, 2021 Guerneville CA.
Working in the woods day
The weather guys said it was going to rain today but when I got it going it was just a mist, so my plans for the day changed.
Cleaning up a log jam
I rode on up into the hills to remove this log jam as it’s in a drainage area and causing water to flow out of the drainage ditch and washing out some stuff below. Log jam.
Here it is from the other side where I decided to work on removing it. I thought the redwood log was smaller in diameter and would make some good log chairs for the woods but the log is a little large for that.
I cut the log into about six foot sections so I could handle them, sorta.
To help roll the logs to where I wanted them I put some smaller logs down for tracts.
Rolling the log
I need to roll this redwood log over to the right of the log I already rolled with the green rain coat on it, to the right of that.
I got the log this far and almost in place.
I used a smaller log to lever the big log to move it when it wouldn’t roll easily.
I’ve almost got the redwood log where I want it by the large log on the right with the green rain jacket on it.
Clear and open
I got that last log into place and you can see the water drainage area is clear and open now.
Starting to get wet out
The mist must of turned to light rain or drizzles as the drops off the trees were getting bigger and more and getting me wet so it was time to leave and head for home which I did after loading up my tools.
I rode on down this fire break trail on the way home.
Muddy chicken pens
Once home I needed a break but not too long as I wanted to put some woodchips in the chicken’s pen as it’s getting muddy in there from the rains. This is where I want to put the woodchips.
And in this muddy area too.
So I got my dump truck out and loaded it up with woodchips. I thought it would take two loads but it took three. I really only had the energy to do two but I got it done.
I dumped the chips in here and will let the chickens spread them out.
I still had some daylight left so I sat around in the yard for a bit.
While doing so I noticed the grape vine on this gate could use some pruning so I worked on doing that until dark.