Sunday July 20, 2014 Guerneville CA.
And trying to start the bulldozer
I started out the day puttering around the yard with intentions of going down to the river later in the day to kayak.
I watered fruit trees and bamboo in the yard and did some repairs on some of the watering systems.
Change of plans, quad runner ride instead
I was getting ready to go down to kayak in the afternoon, when I changed my mind and decided to go for a ride on my quad runner and try to start the bulldozer before the battery goes dead on it.
I filled a container with diesel for the dozer and got a couple tools together just in case. All that got strapped to the front of the quad and I was off.
Checked out this spring
The spring needed some digging out as it had caved in, so I dug it out, getting a bit muddy in the process. It looks like it will give only a little water, but some is better than none.
Riding through the forest
Will the bulldozer start up?
I put the diesel I brought up into it’s fuel tank and checked the transmission oil level, which was low, but still on the stick.
Now, the big moment. Put the key in and turn it and it barely turns over. It’s not going to start with the low battery. I had brought a wrench, so I removed the battery and put it on the front of my quad runner to take down to the house to put a charge on it.
Continue on with the ride
Stopped by a downed tree
Worked on another spring
I was headed to another one of my brothers springs, a real lush area. I worked on the springs here trying to remember where I put the pipes.
I was only partially successful in finding some of the pipes here. I will have to come back and do some more work finding the spring pipes. Amazing how things can over grow an area and hide things so fast. Too bad my memory isn’t as good as it used to be too, that would sure of helped.
I did what I could for now at that spring. By now I was all muddy and a bit wet too, so I headed off towards home, but I still had a stop to make.
Stopped to pay my respects
Plums on my mind
I went on home from there and did some more watering and took it easy for the rest of the day. I seemed to have gotten tired out for some reason, so I did a bit of napping too.