Hooking Up the Pipes and Rob Joins Me With His Electric Bike.

Tuesday June 18, 2024 Guerneville CA.

Spring work

I wanted to get the pipeline trail pipes hooked up today. I started by digging a shallow ditch across the road where the pipe crosses it. The ground was hard and I only had to dig down a couple of inches to protect the pipe from tires.crossing1

Then I walked out the pipeline trail and started moving the black plastic pipe onto it so I could hook it up.trail2

I moved the older pipe onto the trail.pipeline3

And then pulled the rest of the old pipe from down below the trail onto the trail.pipe5

The spring water was flowing down the pipe so I hooked up the final coupling and I was good to go.water4

That was all I wanted to get accomplished on the pipeline today, so now I needed to take it easy so I rode on over to the small pond and checked it out and got a drink of water from the pond’s spring water inlet.pond6

Then I rode around some more and stopped at Choker Spring for another drink of water.spring7


From there i went to the overlook spot on my cousin’s place and sat for a good long time enjoying the day. Those clouds are smoke from a forest fire northeast of us. It was good the smoke stayed over there instead of on top of us.smoke8

While I was sitting there I was spooked when my neighbor rode up behind me on his electric mountain bike.

We shot the bull for a good while then we went for a ride so he could show me what that electric bike could do. I rode in Hondo.

He did pretty good getting around on the electric bike but on the steeper hills he had to peddle like hell. I think my older legs would cramp up doing that. The electric gave him quite a bit of assist, but he still ended up peddling pretty fast to get up the steeper hills.

Eventually he headed for home and I did the same thing for a nap.

Nice day.

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Water Pipeline Work and a Stick for a Dog

Monday June 17, 2024 Guerneville CA.

Forest work

Back on the pipeline trail, I parked here at the spring.spring1

Then I walked out the pipeline trail to dig some more of it.pipeline2

I dug this part and made it to the end where it  meets the old pipeline from the spring.pipelinetrail3

Walking back on the trail, I needed to check out that brush on the right side there as that’s where the old spring pipe is running. The pipe had a nasty sag there and I’d tied it to bamboo pools with wire a long time ago and then more trees fell on the pipe and messed it up, that’s why I’m digging this new pipeline trail, to repair this bad part of the pipeline that sags too much to  let water flow through the pipe. It’s restricted, but still flows a little.trail4

The old pipeline runs down under all this brush, so I  had to get down into it to cut the wires off that held the pipe to the bamboo.brush5

I worked on that and got all but one or two wires cut, so now the pipe is ready to pull it out and put it up on the new pipeline trail, but not today. I’ve been working too hard at this and my back needs some rest.

Joy ride

I hopped in the rig and rode around the property stopping along the way to check stuff out, like springs, and ponds and overlooks, taking my time.


Eventually, I decided to go visit my neighbor that lives high on the hillside, up here through this gate. His gate sags a lot, so I looked at it to see if I could do something about it as I have to go through it a lot to visit. It’s not his main gate so he’s not likely to fix it.

I have some ideas on how to tighten it up, but not today.gate6

I’m headed up to his place, not far ahead.view7

And on up this road.road8

A stick for Bella

I remembered to stop and pick up a little stick for Bella, his dog as she likes to chase them and then chew them up.

Here comes Bella, barking at me with her tail wagging, like a good guard dog.

I tossed the stick for her, only about twenty feet as she is older and can’t run like she used to, sorta like  me. :O)bella9

Anyway, I caught them home and we had a nice visit.

After that I  headed for home for a nap.

Nice day.

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