Moving the Spring Water Crossing Pipes Up Into the Hills

Saturday October 24, 2020 Guerneville CA.

Spring pipe crossing work

The plan today was to see if I could get the pipe I cut up for the water spring pipe crossings up in the hills, up to where they were needed, up in the hills.

Needed a trailer

I got my old Toyota out and drove over to my brother’s garden to pick up the trailer I was going to use for the task.

I got it all hooked up without too much difficulty once I got it lined up right.trailer


Then I drove on over to where I had the cut pieces of pipe stored and started loading it up.pipe


Loaded up

I got it all loaded up and tied down and drove over to my place for a rest.pipe4


Chickens feed

I took care of the chickens and gave them some weeds to eat just to keep them happy. These are the younger chickens that don’t get out to graze much so I give them more weeds than the ones that do get out to graze, the larger ones.chickens


I also turned on some sprinklers to help get the winters weeds started for the chickens to eat.water5


Moving the pipe

Eventually I drove the Toyota up into the hills with the pipe and stopped at this first crossing where I will use one piece of pipe which I dropped off.crossing6


With this piece of pipe dropped off I tied the load down again and drove up the hill a little ways more to the next crossing up ahead.crossing7


Trailers too heavy

Going up to this crossing I noticed the Toyota’s wheels were spinning a bit as the trailer with the heavy pipe was a bit too heavy for the light Toyota rig so I’d have to do something about that as I didn’t want to get sideways on a steep hill.

I dropped a pipe here.crossing8


Plan change

I drove up a bit higher to this flat and dumped the pipe I’d need higher up. I disconnected the trailer and I used the rope to tie each piece of pipe to the Toyota and towed each piece up to each crossingpipe9


I dropped this piece here at the spring crossing where the spring is located.pipe10


Spring water

Since I was at the spring I got a nice fresh drink of water.spring11


The next piece I took to this crossing.crossing12


Good idea

And I pulled this piece to this crossing. If I”d used the trailer I’d have had a hard time to turn around and would have had to drive way up the road to find a place to turn around, so just pulling each pipe was the way to go.crossing13


Last one

I got the trailer hooked back up and drove on down the hill to his spot just about the water tanks and dropped the last piece of pipe here.crossing14


I checked the water level in the tanks. We’d gained another foot last night so I’ll do some more watering in my yard.

The rest of the day I took it easy resting up  my back and mostly puttered around the yard with the chickens.

Nice day.

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2 Responses to Moving the Spring Water Crossing Pipes Up Into the Hills

  1. Nancy K says:

    Ingenuity … love it!!

  2. Patsy Irene says:

    Genius! I had no doubt you’d figure it all out. That looks like a heavy trailer before even adding the pipe. Goodjob!

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