Sunday July 7, 2019 Guerneville CA.
I was still feeling a bit lazy from my trip so I didn’t have too much planned for the day. However my brother Tom said he’d like a dirt plot fenced as it was the best place to grow carrots around here so I rounded up the stuff for that slowly as I had already gotten the supplies for fencing it in.
More new peeps
I checked on the chickens to see how the last hatch of chicks did.
Rodent proof feeder needs some improvements
I noticed my rodent proof feeder that I’ve been working on isn’t getting set off by the chickens when they get up so I watched it a bit and decided the step paddle was too close to the pull string so the chickens just went around the step when they crossed the top instead of setting it off by stepping on the step so I had to make it more for chickens.
Extending the step
I watched it all day and reset it once or twice but it still wasn’t right.
Made for chickens
Chickens perch and that’s what they are used to so I needed to get a larger stick and install it a bit higher so it was more of a perch but that could wait as I had other stuff to do.
Laying out and pounding posts
Then I got the string out and laid out where I needed to pound in the steel fence posts. I also installed a gate I had made for this project about a month ago as I had planned to fence this spot in to grow things.
Welded wire installing
I rounded up the 2×4 inch by six feet tall welded wire and laid it out to cut it and put it up. I like the welded wire as it almost stands up by itself and it doesn’t need to be stretched out when installing it.
Close to finished
That pretty much wore me out but I got a good start on this project.
Nice day for some exercise.