Wednesday March 30, 2022 Guerneville CA.
Car radiator repair
My car’s radiator has a leak so I needed to find where it was leaking and repair it.
Once that was done I did some chair hopping around the yard and mostly took it easy until about four when I decided to ride up into the hills to do some trail work as I needed some exercise.
Barb wants to know
Barb wants to know if I had a reason for waking up a sleeping rattle snake.
As a matter of fact I had at least two good reasons for waking up that snake.
One, as an explorer I am curious of stuff and two I wanted a good picture of a rattling rattlesnake.
As for number one I’ve been around rattlesnakes most of my life. The ones around here are very active and will coil and rattle in an instant and when they crawl away they move fast.
But so far, the ones I’ve seen in the desert don’t seem to like to rattle and usually move away slowly instead of coiling up for the rattle.
I wanted to see what this one would do. It didn’t coil to rattle although it was already coiled up. Instead it uncoiled and moved away slowly only using it’s rattle a little.
It’s good to know how snakes react so you know what to expect and how to deal with them without getting into trouble.
Late night chore
I have a hen sitting on a bunch of eggs in the egg laying nests that needs to be put into a nesting box to hatch out some chicks as the egg laying boxes don’t’ give her much privacy from the other hens and they cause trouble.
So after it gets good and dark I go out and remove the eggs to a portable nesting box and put her in it to settle down on the eggs then move the box to a separate pen where she will be isolated with her chicks
I got the eggs and her moved without any trouble so now she can do her thing.