Starting Blueberry Plants and Transplanting Raspberry Plants

Saturday January 23, 2021 Guerneville CA.

Blueberry starts

After taking care of the chickens I headed for the blueberry patch as I wanted to start some new blueberry plants. I cut about twelve starts and put them in the ground after I turned it over with a shovel.plants

 

I had this little wire cage so I put it over the new cuttings to protect them from the chickens when I let them into the blueberry patch.cage

 

Blueberry patch

After that I pruned the old blueberry plants.patch

 

Transplanting raspberry plants

Next to my blueberry patch is a garden or what is supposed to be a vegetable garden but last year some raspberries took it over so I needed to dig the raspberry plants out and transplant some of them to the big raspberry patch.

Here’s the garden with all the berry vines I need to dig up.vines

 

I got half of it done and have a wheelbarrow full of raspberry plants ready to be transplanted.vines2

 

All that digging and vine cutting took most of the day so I only got about half of it done so far.

Chicken watching

Towards evening the chickens wanted into the front yard so I let them in and sat and watched for a bit with Sweat Pea.pea

 

They’ve discovered the new woodchip piles and will start to tear them apart.grazing

 

That was pretty much my day.

Nice day.

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Rainy Day and Piles of Woodchips and Crab

Friday January 22, 2021 Guerneville CA.

Showery rainy day

I heard something big in the yard this morning but I didn’t get up to see what it was but I had a hunch what it was.

Woodchips

So once I got it going and took care of the chickens I checked out the woodchip piles and yes there was another one there. My brother Tom usually catches the tree trimmer guys and directs the chips here as it’s closer then where they usually have to go to dump.chips

 

I let the chickens out to graze between the rain showers.birds

 

I puttered around the yard but there wasn’t much I could do as everything was real wet from the rains.

In the afternoon I thought I saw what was the last of the clouds but I was wrong.cload

 

Quad runner ride

I got the quad runner out and rode it up this road up into the hills.road

 

Plastic pipe

I decided to try and get that plastic pipe out I checked out yesterday so brought my shovel.pipe

 

Heavy pipe

I got the pipe out to here but I had to really work at it and when I did get it to move it was filled up with dirt. I thought the pipe was cut on one side and had been used for a planter but I was wrong and it was solid and filled up with dirt so very hard to move around.dirtpipe

 

I tried to move it to a spot where I could get the dirt out but it started to rain again on me and I wasn’t ready for it. I decided I wasn’t going to get that dirt out of the pipe today and was getting wet so I left it for another time.pipedirt

 

Rehab work

I took off headed for home when the rain stopped so I rode over to this area and walked around a bit checking things out as far as seeing how the forest fire rehab work worked out. It looked good.quad

 

I got home about the time the sun was going behind the hills so sat in a chair and watched the sun go down.sky

 

More woodchips

I had another nap and when I went outside to see how the chickens were doing I saw another load of woodchips was delivered.piles

 

Fresh crab

I saw my brother Tom and he said we’d be getting about 8 more loads. He said he’d take a lot of them over to put around his chicken area as it’s all muddy. He also said he had a fresh crab for me he was cooking up. Yummy.

Nice day.

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