Thursday August 15, 2019 Guerneville CA.
Work up in the hills
I decided to do a little work today up in the hills. I wanted to see about tapping some more water from a spring up in the hills I’ve been interested in.
The work part
Once I got that far I realized I’d need some pipe to catch the water so I’d have to go home to get it.
Repairing another spring
On the way down the hill I checked a spring in these bushes that my brother gets some water from. There was some water coming out here but the pipe down the hill seemed to be plugged up.
So I rode the dirt bike down lower on the mountain and worked on fixing up the pipe that was sagging badly and getting plugged with silt in the winter. The pipe going down the hill is just three quarter inch black pipe laid on top of the ground so things happen to it now and then and is part of he spring maintenances I do occasionally. Of course this task meant I hiked around the hills a lot working on the pipe to straighten it out to remove as many sags as I could.
After getting that spring going a bit I went on home for a much needed break.
Pipe to the spring
After that I got the quad out as I needed to carry the pipe up the hill and I didn’t think I could do it on the dirt bike. As it was it wasn’t easy on the quad either as the pipe was heavy and got stuck on things while riding along so I had to be careful.
I installed the pipe and made a dam but all I had was gravel for the dam for now so I’ll need to get some clay to seal up a dam to get all the water into the pipe.
The catch hole
The measuring can
By the time I got that done I was pretty beat as I rode down the hill.
Armstrong Valley Farm
I rode on home from there pretty beat so I rested awhile before going out and working on some chicken stuff. They broke one of my rat proof feeders so I did a repair on that, hopefully better than it was before.
I also started another chicken feed sprout bucket and rinsed the seed I already have started in two buckets. This sprout thing seems a bit labor intensive, or you could read that as good exercise. :O) It’s an experiment to improve the chicken’s feed so we’ll see how it goes. I think it may be something I’ll do when I need better food like for raising chicks but otherwise it might just be too much work.
Older body stuff
All that work means this older body is worn out and can hardly move without pain, but hey that’s how one keeps moving,……… I think. :O)
Anyway nice day playing up in the mountains doing something constructive. Collecting free good water is real constructive in my book.