Tomorrow was to be chick hatching day, day 21 but when I went out to tend the chickens it appears some of the chicks arrived early.
Momma hen was being protective and hiding most of the chicks as can be seen by the little feet sticking out from under her.
It was back to work on the old well cleanout most of the day. It’s a slow process getting the sand and silt out of the bottom of the well but I am making some progress.
Some of my chickens kept me company while I was working ,digging in the wet spots from the water I was dumping on the ground from the process.
Around 4 I grabbed this picture and drove on down to Guerneville to talk with Cheryl S. about selling it for me as it’s one of the things she likes to do. She said she’d do it and we shot the bull for a bit before John joined us and he and I went outside to shoot the bull some more while Cheryl stayed in the kitchen because she was painting it.
Where’s the chicks
Back home I went out to the chicken pen to see if I could get some more chick pictures but mamma hen had them all covered up.
Then I went back to work on the sediment removal and made a few more inches into the sediment.
Just before dark I made my rounds around the yard. These blueberries are just barely starting to turn color and should be ripening soon.
I was surprised to find my cherries are starting to ripen up too so if the birds don’t get them all I’ll be eating those soon too. This will be the first year I’m had this many cherries. Yummy.
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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