Monday, May 23, 2022 Guerneville CA.
Another day working on cleaning out the chicken pens.
Dirt needs to go
About a foot of dirt needs to come out of this pen. The reason is there’s too much dirt and not enough room to put enough woodchips in the pen. Right now I can only put a couple inches of woodchips in the pen because any more and I can’t open the gates. The chickens move the woodchips around a lot too. Because of this there’s not enough woodchips to mulch down. And the chickens really pack down the dirt from walking on it so it’s hard to dig up. More woodchips should help keep the dirt nice and soft and much easier to clean out when I need to. Soft dirt is also much nicer for the chickens as they use soft dirt to take baths.
I loaded up the hauler and moved the dirt across the yard about two hundred feet. The hardest part was pushing it through the raspberry patch as the woodchip mulch in there makes it hard to push loaded up.
That’s enough work for one day.
Taking it easy
Near the end of the day I got an email about my internet problem. They didn’t come out after all my waiting but did a couple things on their end and said it should work. It seems to be working better for now but I think it will go bad again soon as it seems more of a temperature related problem that changes with the temperature. Time will tell.