Monday August 13, 2018 Guerneville CA.
Fixing my brother’s potato harvester
I was rounding up the tools and supplies I needed for the jobs I planned to do today.
But before I could get to work on them, my brother Tom came by and needed some help with his potato harvester. It seems he backed up when he shouldn’t have and bent the drive shaft that runs it and now couldn’t get the bent shaft off the harvester to repair it.
I got my big hammer and helped him remove it.
We got the part off and then tried to fix it in his shop but needed the tools over in my shop so we went over there to work on it.
Got er fixed
It took some time but we kept working on it and we got it fixed. He went over to try it out and came back whistling so all was well.
I needed a break after that. All the supervising wore me out. :O)
Burning out the smoker
I rounded up the parts for my smoker and hooked up the gas as I wanted to burn it out to clean it up a bit. I took it up to 450 degrees F. for about an hour to burn out all the old grease. It still needs some minor repairs.
The fuse block job
I’m replacing the old glass fuse block with a new modern spade type as the old one kept getting bad connections as a lot of it is corroded from being so old.
Pole beans need to be picked
Checked on the chickens
Working in the right direction
I didn’t get done with all the things I had planned to do today, but at least I did get some stuff done and some stuff ready to get done.