Water Pipeline Work and a Stick for a Dog

Monday June 17, 2024 Guerneville CA.

Forest work

Back on the pipeline trail, I parked here at the spring.spring1

Then I walked out the pipeline trail to dig some more of it.pipeline2

I dug this part and made it to the end where it  meets the old pipeline from the spring.pipelinetrail3

Walking back on the trail, I needed to check out that brush on the right side there as that’s where the old spring pipe is running. The pipe had a nasty sag there and I’d tied it to bamboo pools with wire a long time ago and then more trees fell on the pipe and messed it up, that’s why I’m digging this new pipeline trail, to repair this bad part of the pipeline that sags too much to  let water flow through the pipe. It’s restricted, but still flows a little.trail4

The old pipeline runs down under all this brush, so I  had to get down into it to cut the wires off that held the pipe to the bamboo.brush5

I worked on that and got all but one or two wires cut, so now the pipe is ready to pull it out and put it up on the new pipeline trail, but not today. I’ve been working too hard at this and my back needs some rest.

Joy ride

I hopped in the rig and rode around the property stopping along the way to check stuff out, like springs, and ponds and overlooks, taking my time.

Visiting

Eventually, I decided to go visit my neighbor that lives high on the hillside, up here through this gate. His gate sags a lot, so I looked at it to see if I could do something about it as I have to go through it a lot to visit. It’s not his main gate so he’s not likely to fix it.

I have some ideas on how to tighten it up, but not today.gate6

I’m headed up to his place, not far ahead.view7

And on up this road.road8

A stick for Bella

I remembered to stop and pick up a little stick for Bella, his dog as she likes to chase them and then chew them up.

Here comes Bella, barking at me with her tail wagging, like a good guard dog.

I tossed the stick for her, only about twenty feet as she is older and can’t run like she used to, sorta like  me. :O)bella9

Anyway, I caught them home and we had a nice visit.

After that I  headed for home for a nap.

Nice day.

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Hooking Up Springs and We Go for a Ride In the Forest

Sunday June 16, 2024 Guerneville CA.

Hooking up stuff

I had some plastic pipe I wanted to run some water from a spring down about a hundred feet to this little pond.pond2

I started rolling out the plastic pipe and laying it out to the spring.pipe1

I made it to the spring without much trouble and hooked up the black pipe.spring3

And got the black pipe run to the pond.pond4

I had to make a little stand out of redwood tree limbs to hold the water pipe up so it’d splash into the pond. The fall of the water was getting the pond muddy.water5

I hunted up a big rock to put under the water fall. As the water level comes up the water will just splash in the pond making a nice noise.inlet6

Here’s a couple of the little fish in the pond.fish7

With that project done, I moved on to the next project at this spring where I’ve been working on a pipeline trail the last couple of days. I trimmed out the ferns and green weeds so I could make a trail for the pipe.spring8

I was working away and about to quit because I was tired out and trying to take it easy today, when Barry showed up on his dirt bike. We went back to my house to get my dirt bike and we went for a ride in the forest.

We stopped at this spring for a drink of water.spring9

The roads are drying out and I got real dusty today following Barry around…

We made it to our break area for a rest.sky10

And then rode around a bunch more before heading back to  my house where Barry took off for his house and I went in for a nap.

Chair hopping

I spent the evening chair hopping around the yard with the chickens. A nice blue sky for the sunset tonight.sky11

Nice day.

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