Wednesday July 11, 2018 Jenner CA.
Haven’t kayaked in quite some time
I drove down to Monte Rio today to kayak as I heard the mouth might be closed which makes it easier to go up river from the boat ramp there at Monte Rio.
When I got there I could see the mouth hadn’t been closed and it was going to be some work getting up the river below the bridge. About that time I saw Ray and his wife in their boats just starting to paddle on up the river so I haled them and told them I’m going down river.
Headed for Jenner to yak
I’d read on the weather report that the wind was down at Jenner today so I drove on down there to kayak for the day.
I put my boat in the water. There was a bit of wind but not too bad. The fog waffling around seems to cause the wind to blow a bit when it moves around.
Sitting at Muskrat
Looking for berries
I was thinking some berries might taste good if I could still find some as it was getting late in the season.
I hit the boat ramp and went on home for a little nap.
Need to make a chicken feeder
After I was rested up I decided I needed to attempt to make a chicken feeder from stuff I had on hand so I rounded up a 4 inch piece of PVC pipe and two, inch and a half abs street elbows and a plastic jar cap from Costco, plus three screws and some silicone.
I had to trim up the street elbows a bit to do the job.
I drilled three holes to screw the jar cap to the pipe.
I then fastened the unit to a wire and hung it from the pen top a bit off the ground so the little chicks can still get to the feeder openings.
Need to test this feeder out
It will take a bit for the chicks to discover how to use this over what they’ve been used to. I put some ground up bird seed of high quality in it to entice them to it, but so far no takers. I don’t think it will take them long to find the food in it. I plan to make a couple more of this type once I test this one out to see how it works out.
Grow panel is working great
The grow panel is working out good as the chicks like feeding on it. It also has the advantage that I can plant some more seeds under it and they don’t have to keep out and let it grow first like anything I plant out in the open pen. I plan to plant some alfalfa and cover seed in it where there are bare spots.
That was it for me today for another nice one. I needed the yak as it’s been quite a while since I was out.