Thursday December 16, 2021 Guerneville CA.
The rain stopped sometime last night and the sun was out today. We have more rain coming in, in a couple of days so it’d be a good time to put some more rocks in the water crossing that was washing out.
li got my rig started and headed on up into the hills to do the work.
Not a beaver dam, darn
I knew it wasn’t beaver but it would have been nice if it was. Just a stick and debris dam from the recent rains washing this stuff down in a downpour and jamming the water up. No problem here so I moved on.
Fairy type stuff
A good load
I headed for home and a break as one load a day of those heavy rocks is enough for my back.
I lost another chicken to a hawk yesterday so when I let my chickens out when I got back I sat and watched them just in case that hawk was around as it seems to hit in the late afternoon.
After about a half hour I got up and went into the house for something.
I’d just gotten in the house when I thought I heard the chickens danger cell so I headed back out and there were no chickens to be seen.
When I came out and looked I saw a small hawk jump into the air and head over to a tree by my main gate and land so I went over there to see if I could spot it.
I was looking up in the trees for it. When I spotted it and made eye contact it took off to another tree which I also went over to see if I could spot it again.
Again when I made eye contact it took off.
Now that hawk must have been watching me sitting out there and attacked when it saw me leave for the house. Smart hawk.
Missed it’s mark
It appeared the hawk missed it’s target as there weren’t a bunch of feathers and no dead birds.
At least the chickens are now aware of the hawk and are watching out for it, it appears.
So, the chickens were safe and I got a good load of rocks moved today for some good exercise.
It’s not work
It may look like I’m trying to fix some stuff and I am but what I’m really doing is getting some good exercise, so I don’t look at it as work.