Saturday September 6, 2014 Guerneville CA.
What to do today?
I knew I wanted to do a little yard work before going kayaking today. I was thinking I needed some fittings to hook some hoses together and I needed to buy some, but thinking on this, I thought I had enough copper fitting to make some fittings, so that’s what I did.
Soldering some copper pipe fitting together
This is my work bench for the project. Of course not having soldered anything for a long time, I got the first one too hot and the solder wouldn’t stick. I turned down the heat and was able to do the rest of them ok. That meant I had to get the messed up one apart and clean and flux the part before I could solder it properly.
Blueberry patch sprinkler system using frogs
I wanted to put together a sprinkler system using the older style sprinklers, called by some, frogs. I thought they’d do a better job of watering my blueberry patch, which is also my potato patch and my strawberry patch too. All these things grow good in the tree mulch I’ve put down for them, all mixed together.
A different kind of frog
Harvested some potatoes too
This picture shows what my hoses look like running to all the sprinklers with a couple other hoses mixed in too, just to confuse things. :O) Also note the potato plants and the bucket of potatoes I just dug up in front of the bucket.
Watering roses pays off
No kayaking today, chair hopping instead
I decided to stay home and enjoy the day and not go kayaking, it was so nice out.
I did some other puttering around in the yard and also a lot of sitting around doing what I call chair hopping, moving from chair to chair in my yard enjoying the day.
I got a bit of exercise working in the yard, which is always good. Working in the yard is a good way to get some exercise, I do rather enjoy it.
That’s it for another fine day.