Thursday May 17m 2018 Guerneville CA.
One more panel
I only had one roof panel to make to complete this part of the project, the main run.
I hauled the panel over to where it goes and put it up and wired it into it’s place.
Needs some shade
I was then thinking about some metal roofing for shade and rain protection. I had some old metal roofing pieces I’ve been saving for just such a use. I had to figure out how to make them fit so I did some trial and error. That means I put a couple sheets of the metal up of different lengths and checked things out until I found something that would work.
While I was doing that my brother Barry came by. He gave me this wheeled weed eater. I like the other mower for mowing grass, but this might work out good to harvest weeds for the chickens to eat as I don’t have a sickle.
Barry took off up the hill to cut some trees off the roads.
Out of water so hopped on the motorcycle
I went back to work and shortly after that my brother Tom comes by and says the main spring tank water pressure is low.
So I got some repair stuff and climbed on my brother Mikes motorcycle and went for a ride up the hill to check out why the water pressure was low.
I have to hike up the hill a bit to get to the place I can check the water flow.
One spring had slowed down a lot
There was only a little water coming out of the main spring. I checked the pipe that takes the water down the hill to the tanks and there were no leaks.
Measured how much water
So I went back to the valves and measured the water from the two springs. The main spring barely had two gallons a minute and it should have about five. So it’s slowed down for some reason. The other spring was really flowing at just under four gallons a minute, so we had a total of just under six gallons a minute.
Using too much water
That meant my brother Tom was using too much water for his garden and would have to cut back or go on a well we have for that purpose.
Back to the roof
Weeds need mowing
I spent the last part of the day digging ditches around the pen and burying the wire in the ground that keeps the varmints from digging under the pen. I still have a bit more of that to do as it got dark and I didn’t get finished.
And that was my day for a good one.