Thursday June 25, 2020 Guerneville CA.
Checking springs today
My brother was saying he’s not getting enough water for his gardens from our springs so I rode the dirt bike up into the hills to see how the springs were doing and make sure there weren’t any broken pipes.
Vegetables take a lot of water to make them tender and get some size to them. He has some wells for backup when he needs them.
There’s a lot of reasons the springs might be down 2 gallons a minute. As the year progresses the springs usually slow down a bit depending how much rain we had last winter and how warm the daily temperature is. With warmer weather the big trees suck more water so there’s less coming out of the springs.
All checks out
Everything at the springs seemed to be working as good as it could. I think the warmer weather is causing the big trees to use more water possibly.
I was satisfied there was nothing I could do to improve the flow of water so I headed on down the hill stopping to eat a few strawberries at my brother’s garden. Yummy they are getting lots of flavor now.
Back home I chair hopped and supervised the chickens some, mostly just enjoying the day.
Weeds for feed
I checked the nesting chickens. This red bird has moved in on the gray bird that was sitting on eggs. The red bird doesn’t seem to like the new nest boxes I gave them the other day. She has a bunch of chicks under her too.
It was a nice evening so I sat around outside until about dark.