Friday October 4, 2019 Guerneville CA.
First thing I did today was drive on down to Monte Rio to pick up the bearings and seals to repair my car which I did. Then I went to the bank and then to the propane filler upper place and got my bottle filled up and back on home from there.
Cam on the roof
One of the things I did today was put my cam up on the roof to watch which way the rodents go during the night. I’ve tracked them to this spot and it looks like they are going off to the right. Somewhere they are getting into my attic.
I did notice the redwood leaves need to be cleaned up. Most of them recently fell in the recent winds. Cleaning them up too early means I’d have to do it more than once so I’ll wait for a bit more before getting it done.
Rodent proof feeder adjustment
My rat proof chick feeder hasn’t been triggered open by the chicks most mornings. I needed to make the trigger more sensitive so I screwed this board on it for them to jump on and I’ll see if that works or not.
It was a nice day so I did a lot of chair hopping and just puttering around and enjoying the yard which took up most of the day.
Potato planting area
Poor rhubarb plants
I bought 4 rhubarb plants this spring and planted two in two different places. Two of them grew really well, those on the left. But two of them didn’t do well so I moved them with the ones that did well. The ones on the right didn’t do well growing this summer for some reason. I let the chickens in this pen the other day and they really did a job on the rhubarb leaves. I guess I’ll have to protect the rhubarb before I let them in here again.
Egg production up
Since I started feeding my girls more sunflower seeds the eggs are larger and production has about doubled. The 10 eggs on the right are from today. I was getting about 5 a day before increasing the sunflower seeds in their feed a little over a week ago.
Another nice fall day puttering around the yard and enjoying the day.