Sunday March 22, 2020 Guerneville CA.
Watering and pollinating
The sun was out again this morning when I got it going so I watered the weeds lightly again today to promote them growing for chicken feed.
Little chicken run
Momma chicken feeding
The little chicken on the bottom left is a momma with a nest of ten eggs she is sitting on over by a big redwood tree. I put some water and feed out here so she can get to it without the other chickens eating it all. She gets off the nest once or twice a day to water and feed.
Pollinating cherry tree blossoms
My cherry trees are blooming nicely right now. I rarely get many cherries so this year I decided to do something different. I picked this little bit of cherry blossom so I could use it to pollinate the cherry trees by hand.
The idea was to use this little bundle of buds to pollinate the other blossoms on the cherry trees like this, by hand and it’s slow and takes a lot of time and I can only reach so high. You just rub the little buds on the other buds and pollen is transferred around.
Thinking of a better way
So after doing some hand pollinating I was sitting around the yard and had an idea.
I went to the bamboo patch and got a piece of black bamboo. And I rounded up my dust duster. I was thinking I had a feather duster but I couldn’t locate it.
Putting it together
Using the new pollinator
Get’s up high too
I’ll likely do it again in a couple days as new blossoms come out. Time will tell if his helps out with lots of cherries or not. In the past I haven’t gotten many cherries so I hope this works out.
Working the chickens
Towards evening some clouds formed and it rained lightly with big drops for about ten minutes or so.
Patsy wants to know
Patsy in comments wanted to know what the weather temps were around here. She’s from Canada where it’s a bit colder than here for sure.
Best weather in the world
The weather here is some of the best in the world for all year, not just a couple months out of the year like most places. And we have very few bugs and very little humidity.
Most people around here still bitch about it. When they do I say if you think the weather is bad around here, just look any place else and you’ll see it’s real nice here.
Cleaning up the chicks pen
Late in the day I spent some time getting the chicken pen I use for new chicks ready cleaning out the debrie on the floors and just cleaning things up so things will be ready if and when the new chicks arrive.
The weather was real nice today with mostly sun, so I enjoyed another day of isolation puttering around the yard getting stuff done.