Tuesday July 26, 2022 Guerneville CA.
Making the chicken gate opener
I rounded up these parts to construct a chicken gate opener. I found a 110 volt transformer that had a pull plunger on it in my stuff. I’m not sure why I had it, maybe to make something like this awhile back that never got used. That was the main part I needed to pull the gate plunger to let the gate open. I also had a timer to set the time to open the ate and found some wire with a plug on it.
Putting it together
Mounting the unit
Here’s the gate with the new gate opener mounted with the gate closed and ready to go. The paint can is weighted and on pulleys so when the plunger is pulled the weighted can opens the gate so the chickens can get out when the timer goes off.
It works well
After that, I cleaned up my mess and put the tools away.
Grapes getting ripe soon
I’ve also been eating these fresh prunes that are just starting to ripen up. Most people never get to eat fresh prunes as they don’t ship well, so you only can get them dried. Some wild sweet peas are blooming there too. The prunes are quite tasty fresh like this.
My brother Tom came by in the evening and gave me some fresh salmon. He’s been out in the ocean fishing quite a bit lately and has been doing some catching. Yummy.