Saturday February 2, 2019 Guerneville CA.
I could hear the rain coming down this morning as I woke up so no reason to get it going too early.
Fresh home grown oranges
I fed the chickens and checked their water and then went back in the house as I had a project in there to do.
USB LED light modification
Ken S. gave me this adjustable led light that ran off of batteries from Harbor Freight. I like the light but not the batteries so much. I thought this would be a nice light for my van.
It runs on 4.5 volts with the batteries so I was thinking a USB cable would be good to power it without the batteries as USB has a 5 volt line in it. Close enough on the voltage. I have a cigarette lighter usb plug I can plug into a socket in my van to power this without the batteries.
I plugged my soldering iron in and soldered the right wires to the lights battery connectors and cut a slot in the plastic case to keep the usb cable from pulling out. Once I put the battery cover back on it will be secure, the wire I mean.
Once done I plugged it into a USB port on the computer and tested it out and it worked as it should. I have it turned down to low for this picture and it gets real bright when I turn the adjustment know up.
It’ll turn up
That turned out well. Now I just need to locate the USB cig. power supply I have. I located it the other day and put it out where I could find it but so far I can’t find it. It will turn up.
Chickens like to graze
By this time the rain had turned to showers so I went outside and let the chickens out to graze. When I open the gate to let them out they go crazy running and flying out to graze. I can’t say I blame them as the pasture is better than being penned up.
While most of them were out grazing I replenished their dust box with some fire ash and some diatomaceous earth.
Armstrong Valley Farm for a pot of soup
I’ve been thinking it’s time for a big pot of vegetable soup so I walked over to my brother’s garden. It’s a big garden as he runs Armstrong Valley Farm. Actually it’s only one of his gardens as he has several plots.
Finishing up an earlier repair to the creek crossing
I needed to fix this creek crossing pipe up we repaired awhile ago. But I never got around to putting the frost pertection pipes back on or covering things back up. I needed to take the white pipe cover home to slit it so I can put it back on the water line.
At dark I closed the chickens in.
Getting a free smartphone and service
I’ve been thinking of getting a wireless phone which I can get free with service though my social security.
I finally got off the thinking part and did some research on the web and decided on which company I want to use and went through their signup process online as it seemed to be one of the easier ones to sign up with.
Always a snag
Shorty after doing that I got an email saying my picture of proof of SSS didn’t work out and call this number. I did call that number and the guy says to submit the picture in an email to their customer care department so I did. It might be handy to have one of these phones when I travel around.
That was my day a bit wet but still nice.