I fed my chickens then went over to feed my brother’s chickens, letting them out in the yard first.
Then I dumped the chicken feed into the feeders and collected the eggs for the day.
Rat bait station
Then I checked the rat bait to see how it was doing and it was mostly gone so I filled it again. They seem to like this new stuff.
The game cam is on the white bucket so I took it in and checked out last night’s action which showed there are several rats eating the bait.
Should of checked the weather report
I didn’t get around to checking the weather report today, so just went on up into the hills without any rain gear which turned out to be a mistake.
Going up this trail, I stopped to remove some of the tree limbs off the trail.
A little further up, some ditching was done to divert the water that was going down the trail when it rains, across the trail, instead of down the trail.
I was headed over to my Cousin’s place to continue removing fallen trees off her roads.
This was the first one I removed. I’d brought up my smaller saw and was thinking maybe the larger one would have been a better choice today, but the small one is what I had, so I made the best of it.
This log was the next one I ran into.
About that time a light mist started to fall which I wasn’t expecting. I kept working hoping it would stay a mist. It was very slowly getting me wet.
I chopped the tree up so was able to roll the logs off the road and I was off to the next one.
The next one was some smaller stuff which I cleared off the road.
Boy, there are sure a lot of downed trees on this road, which is the lower one, going down to Howards Landing
This fallen redwood tree was the largest one I cut. It had a nice overhang off the road.
I figured if I made one cut next to the stump, the part over hanging off the road would pull the log off the road, like this. That worked out well and made the job much easier.
Up the road to the ridge top
When I got to Howard’s Landing I went up the ridge road, that goes to the top and cut a couple more smaller trees off the road.
One last one
I remembered there was a one more tree on that road I wanted to get, as it had fallen over, but was still stuck on the stump. It looked dangerous, like some vibration from a rig might make it fall off the stump, so I was going to cut it down,……But.
I started the saw. It ran for two seconds and quit, out of gas, like me.
About that time the ran picked up and I was getting wet, so I headed for home getting wetter. It stopped raining about half the way home. I was a bit on the damp side as I went on in the house for the day.
A Sony AX33 4K, a video camera that takes stills too. What am I doing with that? I take pictures from my Kayak a lot. I found I was missing interesting shots, because my pic was being processed in my camera, before it would let me take another pic. Since I like to take what I call action stills, I bought this camera to take videos, that I could make stills out of, but, as a bonus, this camera also came with buttons to just take stills and that's what I mostly do, unless something is real interesting or too far away for my still zooms. My digilat zoom setting for video goes to two hundred x, and sometimes I need that, but usually, I only use the 10x lens zoom. Because this camera is HD and 4K, the quality has to be real good and it has a lot of stabilizers on it which really helps out a lot for taking pics on the water.
The other thing it has that is a must is a view finder and I had to buy Sony's top of the line cam to get it. This is a must for taking pics on the water, as you must hold the camera as still as posible and putting that eye piece to the eye forms a tripod with your arms that helps a lot. The eye piece is also a must as it works way better than a LED screen to see what you are taking a picture of in the daylight as the LED screens wash out easily in sunlight.
I also have another video camera, a Canon VIXIA G30. I use them both to mostly take stills. The Sony takes higher resolution stills than the G30. That was a bit of a disappointment as I bought the G30 to replace an older camera I dunked in the river, but then had to buy the Sony to get higher still picture resolution that the G30 was lacking.
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