Tuesday December 27, 2016
Our weather isn’t so bad
It was about 34 degrees F. this morning when I got it going. I’m not complaining. It’s much colder most other places and so far we only have 32 around five in the morning.
Took a ride up the hill
Just after noon, I hopped on the quad runner and headed on up the hill near my house to check on the dozer mostly as we leave it up on the hill as it’s warmer up there and easier on it as far as all the water that can condense on it. It’s warmer up there than down in the valley so there isn’t much condensation up there.
Wild pigs looking for acorns and other stuff
Guerneville from the ridge top
There was a big pile of sticks and leaves on the operators seat. I removed most of it before I remembered to get a picture of it. The Packrat had piled a big pile of oak nuts under the seat. What you see are only a few of what was left after I got most of it out so I could check the transmission oil. There was a nest in there too made out of redwood tree bark, but I messed it up while removing the sticks.
Those are the same kind of acorns the wild pigs are looking for to eat.
I started the dozer up to charge up the battery as it’s just a good idea to run it once in awhile, then moved it to another spot and pulled the seat off so light would get in there. If the rat finds it again, I hope it takes all it’s nuts away as there is a pretty big mess there. Fortunately the rat didn’t do any real damage.
Drove around the roads throwing things off the roads
I drove the quad around checking out this and that throwing things off the roads, such as rocks and tree limbs before heading on down the hill.
Since I got a late start, I got home just before dark and that was my day for a good one.