Friday April 27, 2018 Guerneville CA.
A stump in the way
Last night while I was chair hopping and studying my garden enclosure project I noticed this olive stump was in my way. I thought I could just use the chain saw and cut a grove in the stump for the rebar to sit at ground level, but his morning when I came out to cut the stump I realized a gate had to swing out right where the stump was so the stump had to go.
Start by digging around the stump
I dug around the stump and used water to clean the stump off so I could see what to do. I decided to use my mall on it and started to chop away at it when I my friend Marty showed up in his jeep for a visit.
Up the hill in Marty’s jeep
Marty and I shot the bull for a bit then I suggested we take his jeep for a ride up the hill which he agreed to. A ride through the redwoods was in order so we took off and stopped to check the water level at our water tanks.
Ridge top view
Checking out the chickens
From there we went on back to my house and were sitting around taking a break by where I was welding. These two lizards were doing a lot of frolicking right in front of us about six feet away for about ten minutes or more. I think they were two males as one bit off the end of the others tail. They’ve been hanging around while I was welding so they got pretty tamed down.
Back to the stump removal
Attaching wire to the panel
Here’s a close up of the pig clips I used to attach a lot of the wire. These clips used to be used to clip to a pigs snout to keep them from rooting around. I don’t even like thinking how that must of felt. But they work good for fastening wire materials to things such as rebar and also for splicing two wires together.
Help shows up
Tom came by just about dark and helped me haul the panel to the garden and get it installed. I got done just after dark and was happy with what I got done today.
That was my day.