Sunday April 4, 2021 Guerneville CA.
Chicken feeder repair
I needed to repair the trip opener on my rodent proof chicken feeder as it wasn’t working right.
I needed to adjust the trip wire that works like a pin to keep the door closed and releases when the chickens push the stick down by standing on it and the door opens so they can eat.
I repaired the trip wire and tightened things up a bit and it was ready to go. This is in the closed for the night position.
Without this box the rodents come in at night and feast.
I’ve had a hard time getting many cherries so I used this dust mop to pollinate some of the lower blooms to see if that helps or not. I also started giving the trees some fertilizer starting around Christmas time to help improve things I hope.
There’s a bunch of honey bees just across the road but they seem to be somewhere else, maybe in the Madrone trees as they are blooming too and have a lot of nectar.
Trimming plum trees
I was looking at this big cherry tree and how the plum trees are over crowding it on the right so I got out my compound loppers and started whacking away at the plum trees but soon realized I’d need the chain saw to get the job done.
Digging the pipe out
I wanted to dig out this cement pipe to use on a road culvert to widen out the one that is there as it’s too narrow for fire trucks and such.
Working on the fire break
Well that was enough work for one day so I went on home and took it easy for the rest of the day.