Saturday October 19, 2019 Guerneville CA.
No power and rain
Just before I got up this morning I noticed the power was off. I got up and noticed there was a real light rain outside, more like a drizzle.
I had to light the gas stove with a lighter to get my cup of coffee to get it going. As long as it was drizzling I had two cups.
By the time I went out to check on the chickens the rain wasn’t doing much but it keep at it for awhile yet.
I fed the chickens and checked on their water and gathered eggs which it was still a bit early in the day for so there was only one so far.
Meat birds have it good
Here’s my meat birds, the white ones. They’ve had a good life for meat birds as they’ve been able to run all around, something most meat birds don’t get to do. Because they get to run around they take a lot longer to put on weight, but they are getting there.
Feeding in the mulch bin
Old bridge repair
With the power out I had to change my jobs and do ones that didn’t need power. I had some repairs to do on the old bridge so I worked on that for a bit. That meant packing some old bricks to the bridge and using them to patch up some holes. I worked on that for several hours.
Tree trunk protection
I wanted to put something around my avocado tree’s trunk. I had a short piece of plastic culvert I thought would work nicely so I rounded it up and plugged in the saw to cut it but the darn saw wouldn’t work. I checked the cord before I realized the power was off so I put that aside until the power comes back on.
I’d been walking by this old apple orchard all day working on the bridge, so late in the afternoon I decided to go over there and steel a few apples from my neighbor.
Steeling apples here since the 1950’s
These apples are called Roman beauties and they are and very tasty too.
Tree guard gets cut
The power came back on around 6:30 so I grabbed my power saw and cut the piece of culvert so I could get it around the tree leaving enough plastic to still hold it all together.
Smells like rain
I got that done just before dark so that pretty much was my day. The little drizzle we had was refreshing and makes the forest smell a certain way, like a rain. :O)