Saturday July 13, 2019 Guerneville CA.
The ol bull dozer battery needed to get charged up so I needed to use it as that’s the best way to charge up the battery and also give the dozer some exercise which helps keep it running.
I left my quad there and drive the dozer on up the hill and did a bit of work here and there and mostly did a bit of joy riding sorta like a kid playing with his toy.
Checking the water level
I could see the lead balls on the string indicated only about a quarter full so I better take it easy on the water for a few days to let it build back up. There’s lots of water right now so it should fill back up fast.
Armstrong Valley Farm
I made it to the quad and jumped back on it and drove down to my brother Tom’s garden or at least one of them. I was thinking there might be a ripe peach or nectarine to eat.
I forgot about the strawberry patch
I was able to find enough ripe ones to eat and boy were they tasty.
I went on home for a rest and a nap.
Moving mulch to the raspberry patch
Yesterday when Tom moved some mulch to the raspberry patch he moved mostly green stuff as you can see here. It’s likely ok but there’s a lot of pepperwood in there and it sure gets in my nose. I’m not sure if the green stuff will hurt the berries or not. I think not but am not sure.
Anyway I used my wheelbarrow to haul that brown stuff there in front on the pile above to the berry patch. From the pile it’s about a hundred yards to the berry patch but at least it’s flat.
Unfortunately my brothers tractor isn’t around. I was able to move about 8 loads by dark.
Still need a bunch of woodchips
Here’s where I’m putting the woodchip mulch in the raspberry patch hopefully to improve the patch by getting the berry vines to spread out into the places between the rows. the new plants seem to like to spread out and grow up in the woodchips so that’s why I’m doing this.
I moved mulch until dark and then called it a day.
And that was my day. Nice day.