Thursday December 31, 2020 Guerneville CA.
Last night I tried making crackers this new way I learned. It uses the discards from a sour dough starter and two tablespoons of butter and some salt and sesame seeds and some herbs and that’s all. Mix it all up good and spread the mixture out on a piece of parchment paper or like me on a silicone sheet to cook. No rolling which is nice.
I overcooked them and the chickens got most of them but I know what and how to do it now so I’ll give it another try soon.
Crab snare molds
Last night I also worked on making some crab snare molds to pour lead in the crab snare cages for weights.
My brother Barry got some half inch welded wire and made these little crab bait cages as part of the crab snare we are constructing to catch crab of course.
So I wrapped some blue masking tape around a couple of them to make some molds out of Plaster of Paris.
I can do better
But once I finished those I had a better idea on how the mold should be made so I’ll make some more maybe tonight with the modifications.
Where’s my lead
So this morning the first thing I did was to hunt up some of my lead I had stored in the yard. I have quite a bit of it. Here’s just a little of it in these six inch or so blocks. Eventually I’ll melt it down and pour some in each cage.
I hosed off the lead and put it in the sun to dry for now.
Fueling the dozer
I then checked the fluids and found the transmission fluid to be a little low so will bring some of that up next time I come up to grease the dozer.
Back home I got all the mostly empty transmission oil containers together and removed their tops so I’d have some more buckets, draining the little bit of oil left in each bucket into the bucket that had the most oil to use in the dozer.
Fixing the wire cutters
Once that was done I got the defective wire cutters I’d gotten from Barry the other day and worked at repairing them so they’d cut and grinding enough off the side so I could get a closer cut on the crab cages I was going to make.
Cutting out the crab cage wire
Bending the wire
Crab cage boxes are formed
It was getting dark as I finished up the crab cages so I closed the chickens up for the night and went in the house.
Nice day puttering around getting stuff done.