Monday December 20, 2021 Guerneville CA.
Forest work day
I rode up into the hills with my quad runner after gathering the tools I thought I would need and stopped to see why this spring water line was plugged up. I took the connector apart and found a little piece of wood in it. That fixed that and now lots of spring water is flowing down the pipe.
Doing the work warmed me up nicely and I was able to remove a sweater and a shirt.
After working for a bit I took a break and walked around a bit. The little waterfall is looking good as now it has a bit of water in it. I hope to get up here to have a look during these next rain storms that are coming in tomorrow sometime.
After a bit more work there, I got back on the quad and rode around the roads a bit.
Little rock dams
I added some rocks at some of the smaller water crossings to slow the water down and prevent larger ditches from forming. This little rock dam also catches silt which fills the ditch and makes it a smoother road crossing. The rocks are a start. I’ll continue to add more rocks to improve the dam later on when I have more time, but even just these few rocks can help improve things greatly.
The last rain storm we had saturated the dirt in the hills so it created this slide, so I stopped to more the rocks out of the way until I can pick them up and use them somewhere to do repairs on water drainage.
Disconnecting some springs
I stopped here to open a valve to let out some spring water from the pipe I unplugged earlier as we don’t need that much water as I have another spring water line we use. That spring water line tends to get a bit murky from clay during storms so I sometimes disconnect it from the water system. The clay doesn’t hurt anything, some people buy it for medical purposes. But it keeps our water tanks cleaner if I disconnect the water.
Culvert check and cleanout
One more stop on the way home at this culvert to check to make sure it is not plugged up as with the rain storms coming we don’t want it to plug up.
Let it rain
I headed on home from there with some daylight still left about a half hour or so.
So, I let the chickens out into the front yard and sat around with them until it started to get dark.