Monday December 27, 2021 Guerneville CA.
I’d planned to go do some visiting today but after feeding the chickens I was sitting outside with an overcast sky when the sun popped out.
It was so nice out I decided to maybe go visiting later in the day.
That old stump
So after doing some chair hopping I decided to see what I could do to remove the piece of old redwood stump that recently fell off and was hanging over the creek ready to cause some washout problems when the creek came up high.
Just a little history on that stump. The original redwood tree was cut down by one of my uncles in the late 1950’s when I was a kid living here. It was too close to the creek and they feared it might fall down on a house. The stump on the left of that big tree is from the original tree.
It’s hard to kill a redwood tree so it shot up a new tree just to the right of the stump which was a little better as it was further from the creek and it’s grown this much since then.
Well, that old stump finally rotted enough to break apart and that’s what I’m dealing with.
This is the piece of the stump that broke off. It’s pretty well balanced there and just about ready to fall into the creek. Somehow I needed to help it along. I couldn’t do much from up here so I had to jump down to the right of it being careful it didn’t fall on me.
I wiggled it a little and it fell down like this for a bit then the water took it away, but not far. I also have to get that little green tree cut off as it can cause the same kind of washout problem as the stump.
OK, that’s better, now I just need to go down into the creek and get this stuff out of it and to shore which I did with a rope as the water mostly wanted to take it down stream which helped me get it out.
The fence got closed back up and I had a good break doing some chair hopping in the sun around the yard.
Daffodils mean Spring
Enjoying the day
Later in the day I realized there were a bunch of people out and about so I canceled the visiting and continued puttering around the yard, mostly enjoying the day.
Late in the day I got the wheelbarrow out and a flat shovel to shovel some of the mud off the chickens had spread around the chicken’s pens. When it rains it gets real muddy which is hard on my slippers.
My plan was to shovel the dirt off and then use the hose to wash it down some.
Camera spill, oh, oh
I set m camera on top of some buckets and started to wash things down when I yanked the hose which hit the bucket with my camera on it and my camera fell into the wet muddy dirt I was hosing.
I quickly grabbed the camera as water flows quickly and can do a lot of damage quick.
Later when I tried the camera I realized that blur was just a fogged up lens from all the dampness and the camera seemed to be OK.