Forest Ride and Making Videos On How to Measure the Water Output From a Spring

Saturday May 26, 2023 Guerneville CA.

Forest ride

I heard something outside this morning. It was Barry with his dirt bike, so I got my stuff together and joined him for a ride up into the hills.barry1



We rode up to the water fall and got off the bikes to check it out. It has slowed up a lot, but is still beautiful and makes a nice soothing sound.falls2


The falls is in a nice area, real lush as we  hop back on our bikes.lush3


Ridge top

We rode around for awhile then headed up to the top of the ridge to our break area. It was a bit overcast today. It must of rained a bit last night as we got pretty wet from the bushes on the roads we had to ride through.view4


We rested up for a spell before taking off again.barry5


Getting wet

Then we rode through another area with lots of brush on the road and got our pants real wet, so we cut it short and headed for home.

Warming up and a booboo

Barry took off and I rested up a bit after getting a fire going in  my wood stove.  Eventually, I realized I was supposed to feed my brother’s chickens and gather the eggs while he was out fishing in the ocean.  Better late than never.chickens6


Making videos

After I fed his chickens I rode the bike on up into the hills with a purpose.

I stopped here to get a longer black water pipe for the spring I was working on, the newest one, Redwood Spring.trail7


I was taking the longer pipe and a one gallon paint can up to the spring to make some videos on how to do a temporary tap and how to measure the flow of water out of a spring on a hillside.pipe8


Redwood spring

I rode on up to the spring.redwoodspring9


Measuring water flow from a spring

I installed the new pipe and measured the water flow of the new spring which was 6 gallons per minute which is good for springs around here. This one will slow up as the summer progresses.

Making videos

Then I shot videos of the whole measuring process with three different cameras, my video camera, my phone and my new 360 camera I just got and need to figure out how to use it.

I spent quite a bit of time doing that so I can make some new videos for YouTube about tapping springs.

I did quite a few retakes, and was finally satisfied I had enough clips to put some stuff together for the videos.

Interesting camera

I was testing the new 360 camera and it will be interesting to see what I got with that camera.

After I got what I needed and a drink of water, I headed on home.

It sled again

On the way by this spring I’ve been working on, I noticed the hill had slid some more, so I have  more to dig out. It’s just as good it slides now so I can deal with it and get it over with. Each time it slides, my odds increase on it not sliding again.slide11


Memorial Spring

I think I’ll name this spring, Memorial Spring as some of my family is buried near by.


Back home the chickens were eager to get into the front yard, one of their favorite spots to graze.chickens12


Nice day.

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One Response to Forest Ride and Making Videos On How to Measure the Water Output From a Spring

  1. Nancy K says:

    That’s the kind of knowledge you don’t find much any more. Nice of you to pass it on to others.

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