Tuesday July 23, 2019 Guerneville CA.
Today I was going to try and get some more woodchips moved around the raspberry plants as mulch.
I moved a number of loads of woodchips before taking a much needed break.
Cutting down blackberry vines
When I got started again I grabbed the loppers and cut all these blackberry vines out of this area. I need to get back to work on restoring this area, maybe when I get back from my trip. If I didn’t cut the berry vines now they’d cover the place by the time I got back.
Here’s where I was spreading the woodchips around the raspberry plants. I’m mostly putting the woodchips in here to help the raspberry plants spread out into the spots between the rows so we have more raspberries. It does help control the weeds too which is a plus. The bucket is what I use to measure how many inches of sprinkler water I put out when I water. I try to put out about an inch and a half or so each time I water which is twice a week right now. I will try to increase that amount when we have enough water as I want to get more of these plants coming up.
Mulched berry plants
After a good break I went out to see how the chickens were doing.
How did that little chick get up on the roost
It disappeared while I watched
As I was looking the little peep disappeared from under her or so it appeared.
I looked closer and saw the little guy standing on her leg. The little guy had crawled up into her feathers. You can see it’s little leg standing on her leg. Buffy is a fairly fluffy chicken. She’s a buff brahma and a fairly nice mannered chicken.
Those woodchips tired me out so I took it easy in the evening and mostly just puttered around. A good ending to a nice day.