Hard Showers, Visitors and Prepping for Some Fruit Tree Planting

Friday February 15, 2019 Guerneville CA.

Hard showers on and off

The rains were slowing down a bit. Today it was just showers, hard showers on and off all day and still tonight. The kind that when the shower starts  it comes down hard and you’re going to get wet before you can get under some cover. And after a short time the rain just stops until next time.

Barry comes by

Just as I got it going there was a knock at the door. It was my brother Barry so I chatted with him for a bit before he took off up into the hills for a motorcycle ride after a bit of work he had to do at our rental property.

More visitors

Just before he left Ken and his wife Janis showed up for some eggs. We chatted for awhile then they were headed to the state park for a walk in the big trees.

Need to plant some fruit trees

I needed to get the three apricot trees I got from my brother the other day planted soon before my trip. The ground is real wet and it’s going to be muddy digging it up for the trees. That will wait until tomorrow. Today I just want to get things prepped for the planting.

First thing that happened is the heavy potted trees got put out in the spots I thought they ought to be planted. I moved them around a bit.

Here’s two of them.chickens


And the third one I’m putting over here.tree


Rounding up some mulch

I decided to haul a wheelbarrow of mulch to each tree for when I dig a hole to plant the tree. I will mix the mulch in with the soil I put back in the hole.

Here is the first wheelbarrow of mulch I hauled over. The chickens were right on it.chickpile


It showered once or twice raining hard so I had to stop and take cover for a few minutes under some big trees.

Cleaning up

Here’s where I was loading up the mulch stuff from my driveway. At least the driveway gets cleaned up this way otherwise I’d just leave all the leave stuff and not clean it up. :O)drive


I pushed the wheelbarrow through this area by my daffodils. The daffs don’t wait they bloom in the rain.mulch


Chickens love mulch

Here’s a load of mulch ready to be dumped and the chickens can’t wait to get into it.chicks


Once dumped they were in it.mulchpile


Feed to the fed shack

Another task today was to get the chicken feed I bought the other day into the feed shed so I packed each sack in and tidied up a bit.feed


I also spent some time prepping the old van for a trip packing food stuff into it

Just sitting around

After all the work and at the end of the day I sat in the drive with the daffodils unit it got dark.

That was my day, another nice one.

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One Response to Hard Showers, Visitors and Prepping for Some Fruit Tree Planting

  1. George Yates says:

    You are getting things taken care of with all these chores, and soon you will be on the road

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