Monday August 20, 2018 Guerneville Ca.
Checking chicks and gardening
Once that was done I needed to make up my mind what to do today as far as what needs to get accomplished.
Way too many projects to do
I have way too many jobs in the fire right now. The seasons march on so I needed to get the blueberry patch in order as that’s a job that won’t wait, but the other stuff will. I’m moving the plants out a bit and deeper into the ground. It means moving a lot of dirt with the wheelbarrow and shovel. I need to get them done so they can heal in and make some more berries for next year, I hope.
Only half to go
The job was already in progress and I only had about half of it to go, so I got to it.
Got some mud
I needed a break around lunch time so I had lunch and when I came back the garden pen next store to this one had done it’s automatic watering and made a bit of mud in the blueberry patch.
Chicks find their way in
I was pulling a bush out when I noticed some chickens were in the pen with me and getting in my way as they like to follow the shovel to look for worms as I dig and I have to be careful not to slice them with it. I’d knocked the gate open when I was pulling the bush out.
The other problem I had with them is the door was open so I could get the dirt out and three of them went on out so I had to stop and round them up. Mostly they want to get back in when they get out. Two of them went back in without too much trouble but one of them I had to catch by the wing and put it back in. Hope it learned it’s lesson.
Can barely move
By about five I was barely moving so I closed it up. I have about a quarter more to go on that project as far as moving the bushes, then I still have to put some new mulch in the patch.
Picking plums and prunes to dry
My fruit dryer in action
Tomorrow I’m taking a break and going kayaking at Jenner.
Nice day working away.