Spraying To Try and Beat the Brush Back and a Nice Ride In the Forest.

Friday August 18, 2023 Guerneville CA.

Spray day

Barry was out in the yard talking with Tom when I went out this morning. Looks like he is loading up his spray stuff to go up into the hills to spray some brush, so I changed my plans and  joined him.brothers


We rode on up to the Guerneville overlook.smoky


He sprayed brush and I cut some brush that would hit us in the face while riding with my clippers.spraying


Scotch Broom

He’s spraying Scotch Broom, a  non-native plant that is becoming native. It grows like  mad and has lots of seeds and is very hard to slow it down.brush


We rode on back to our main spring to refill his sprayer.refill


And rode over to this area to finish up with the spraying.road


From there, we rode on back to my place to get rid of his equipment.

Going for a ride

Then we hopped on the bikes again and rode back up into the forest for a bike ride around the property.

Stuck hose fitting

We stopped here on the way up to try and get this stuck hose off the faucet with the two pipe wrenches Barry brought along for the job. The darn thing seemed to be welded to the faucet, but persistence got it unstuck. Of course we forgot the wrenches there.hose



We rode around for awhile then headed up to our rest area at the top of the ridge. Looks like fog sneaking over the hills from the ocean.fog


We were headed for home on this trail.trail


And got stopped here by this downed tree. All the downed trees across the roads give us a lot of exercise removing them. We didn’t have a saw, so he just pushed it aside so we could pass on by.tree


Game cams

I collected the game cards but there was nothing on one of them. I likely didn’t turn the cam on or something.

The other one had this gray squirrel on it and a couple little birds got a drink too.sqirrel


Nice day.

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4 Responses to Spraying To Try and Beat the Brush Back and a Nice Ride In the Forest.

  1. Gaelyn says:

    You guys are always busy. My trail cam caught me more often than anyone else. Getting the van ready for travel?

  2. Nancy K says:

    I would love to see some fog about now!!! Sometimes my camera doesn’t capture anything. Either it glitched, needed batteries, or there was nothing to capture!

  3. Judith says:

    NOT regerminate, just germinate. Sheesh.

  4. Judith says:

    Good luck with the scotch broom. I looked it up, interesting on Wikipedia. Seeds can regerminate after 30 years. But it’s not going to grow around here……one thing I don’t have to worry about. Ha.

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